As many Hot Air readers know, the First Mate and I volunteer our time at Twin Cities Marriage Encounter, serving as weekend leaders as well as the president couple of the board.  We have to rely on contributions to keep this charitable organization in operation, and over the last couple of years, fundraising has been very, very difficult. We would like to be able to retire our debt and boost our scholarship fund so that couples struggling financially can still help improve communication and commitment. After all, tough financial times make communication and commitment all the more difficult.

We spend a lot of time looking for grants, and this year we qualified for one that depends on you. Pepsi has its Refresh Everything “Good Idea” contest, in which people vote for the best ideas to see which get funding at the end of October. Winning one of the $50,000 grants would put us in excellent shape to continue our ministry to marriages. People can vote for TCME at the Refresh Everything page or right here in this widget, and can cast one vote each day from each computer to which voters have access:

We joke a lot about politics and voting, but in this case, the Chicago Way applies — vote early, vote often, and vote every day!