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June 18, 2013 > Big Lots invites the public to vote in Lots2Give Video Contest

Big Lots invites the public to vote in Lots2Give Video Contest

Submitted By Tracey Willmott

To enter the Big Lots Lots2Give contest, schools were asked to submit a 90-second video and a brief essay on why their school could use some additional financial support. The public is invited to view videos submitted by participating schools at and vote for their favorite.

Of the 186 schools that submitted videos, three Hayward schools - Cesar Chavez Middle School, Hayward, Cherryland Elementary School, and Eden Gardens Elementary School - are hoping to be one of the 37 lucky winners. One $20,000 grand prize, two $10,000 first-place prizes, four $5,000 second-place prizes and thirty - $2,000 third-place prizes will be awarded.

Voting ends July 7 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Videos can be viewed and votes cast at: Individuals can cast three votes per person, per day; winners will be announced on August 10 - Big Lots Teacher Appreciation Day.

Along with the Lots2Give video contest, participating schools will be recipients of an in-store donation program. Now through July 7, customers can donate $1 or $5 at participating Big Lots stores. One hundred percent of donations will go to participating schools.

For additional information and to vote for your favorite video, please visit

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