What a contest! Now that the dust has settled, we wanted to thank everyone for their participation in the 2017 Santa Lawyer Contest. In particular, we were filled with warm, fuzzy, holiday feelings seeing the enthusiasm from the folks who ran away with the contest this year: Lincoln Park Child & Families Collaborative.
We heard from Executive Director Jodi Broadwell that the donation from Rubric Legal (and the bonus personal donation from Santa Lawyer) was much-needed for their organization:
“This year we raised enough money to purchase 11 Chromebooks and 4 tablets for the children and families that we serve. The kids have access to Chromebooks at school, but are not allowed to take them home so for many kiddos, especially those who do not have a computer at home, they end up falling behind in school due to this disconnect. With the donation from Santa Lawyer, we were able to purchase 4 of the Chromebooks.”
We are already looking forward to the 2018 Santa Lawyer Contest! Happy New Year from the Santa Lawyer team!
Santa Lawyer has been blown away by the breadth of Lincoln Park CFC’s participation in this contest. With the 100 point bonus earned this week, Lincoln Park CFC brought in an astounding 157 points this week, to add to their already impressive 93 points from week one.
As a result of this absolute domination , Santa Lawyer has made the decision to call the 2017 Santa Lawyer Contest, and award the $500 donation to Lincoln Park Children & Families Collaborative.
But that’s not all! Due to their passion, determination, and the joy they brought to this contest, Santa Lawyer is going to personally throw in an additional $100 donation to Lincoln Park CFC.
Thanks to everyone that participated this year! We are already counting down the days to the 2018 Santa Lawyer Contest. Happy Holidays! Don’t forget, you can find Santa Lawyer tomorrow, December 16th, at SantaCon in St. Paul!
WOW. The 2017 #santalawyer contest is off to a wild start! Santa Lawyer’s helper has been working furiously to compile votes between email, Facebook and Twitter and it’s official: Lincoln Park CFC is like a runaway sleigh full of jolly voters (who happen to be talented singers to boot)!
Here are the vote totals for week 1 (combined with the early votes from October for a grand total through 12/8):
Oasis for Youth: 4
Our Streets Minneapolis: 1
Saving Grace: 2
Hispanic Outreach MN Redwing: 2
Global Team for Local Initiatives: 2
Hope Multipurpose Inc.: 2
Public Art St. Paul: 1
Medical Crisis Program: 1
MN Pitbull Rescue: 2
Artsage MN: 1
Micro Grants: 1
TC Food Justice: 1
YNPN Twin Cities: 2
Urban Boatbuilders: 9
Minnesota Sinfonia: 4
Gender Justice: 4
Pollen Midwest: 1
Lincoln Park CFC: 93
City House: 32
– Lincoln Park CFC is in the lead with 93 points, thanks to multiple pictures, daily voting, and several videos for added bonus points.
– In second place, City House has 32 points thanks to Nick Hansen winning the one day 20 point bonus for doing a good deed for a stranger (and earning himself a spot on the nice list).
It’s almost time for the 2017 Santa Lawyer contest to (officially) begin!
Back in October, Santa Lawyer spent two days at the annual MCN conference spreading good cheer, representing Rubric Legal LLC, and taking early nominations for this year’s Santa Lawyer contest. Here is a list of the charities nominated and a tally of current standings:Leaders:
– Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative (LPCFC): 6 points
– Urban Boatbuilders: 5 points
– Oasis for Youth, Gender Justice, and Minnesota Sinfonia tied for 4 points
Santa Lawyer contest begins December 1st; don’t forget to brush up on the rules here!
Back by popular demand! Instead of sending out holiday cards, we give a contribution to a small Minnesota-based charity and you get to be Santa’s helpers via the Santa Lawyer Contest! Beginning on December 1st, 2017, Santa Lawyer will begin taking nominations and posting holiday-themed images of the Rubric crew, as well as providing periodic updates on the status of nominees on Facebook, Twitter, and santalawyer.com! And – all winter holidays and celebrations are welcome here, so don’t think you are limited to x-mas images or messages!
With just one week left to get your votes in, Red Ribbon Ride MN has pulled ahead of the pack!
Red Ribbon Ride MN – 2 votes plus 2 bonus points for festive pictures
That gives Red Ribbon Ride 10 total points! Still in second we have NEON with 4 total votes, and One Heartland in third with 3. Still plenty of time to get your votes in before the 12/22 deadline; let’s see your festive pictures and give Red Ribbon Ride MN (and Gabriel Skelly) a run for their money!
Santa Lawyer got really excited about this year’s 9th annual SantaCon in Lowertown (St. Paul), and was so filled with holiday spirit that she decided to sponsor the event! If the thought of a large pack of people in various holiday themed costumes roaming Lowertown from pub to pub sounds like fun to you, please come on down, join the party, and see if you can pick out Santa Lawyer from the masses!
We are feeling the holiday spirit over at Comet Prancer Rudolph and Claus, LLP. All these votes are making us feel warm and fuzzy, so keep them coming! Here’s the update, with just 10 days left to get your votes in:
1 bonus point added to the previous vote for NEON, for being listed on the CRC list (for being listed by the Charities Review Council as an org meeting their standards of accountability) plus 1 more vote and bonus point
Urban Boatbuilders – 1 vote plus 1 bonus point
Charities Review Council – 1 vote
One Heartland – 2 votes plus 1 bonus point for a festive picture
Red Ribbon Ride – 3 votes plus 2 bonus points for festive pictures
Farmers Legal Action Group – 1 vote
So if you’re following along, this puts Red Ribbon Ride MN in the lead with 6 total points, thanks to our new rule: added bonus point for festive pictures included with your tweet/vote! In second we have NEON with 4 total votes, One Heartland in third with 3.
Keep voting, keep posting awesome festive pictures, and tell your friends to get in on this contest!
Santa Lawyer has been busy spreading holiday cheer everywhere she goes, despite the brazen kidnapping of her beloved Frosty. We are in day 8 of the #santalawyer contest and have a few new votes to report!
As of 12/8, we still have a tie between Mississippi Park Connection and HandsOn Twin Cities, with 2 votes each! Don’t forget, you can vote as many times as you want! Just 15 more days left to get your favorite organization a $400 donation. Spread the word!