Live Better Community Service Award
Frequently Asked questions
What is the Live Better Community Service Award?
This award is presented to individuals who engage in community volunteerism, performing valuable services that benefit and improve quality of life within the communities served by PPCS. The award, a $100 Visa® Check Card, will be presented to one individual during the months of January, April, July and October.
Communities served by PPCS:
Arkansaw, Bay City, Beldenville, Diamond Bluff, Durand, Ellsworth, Elmwood, Hager City, Maiden Rock, Pepin, Plum City, Prescott, River Falls, Spring Valley, Stockholm
Awards will not be granted, for example, to:
- An individual in a paid position with a nonprofit organization
- A volunteer who assists another individual (i.e., lawn mowing, snow shoveling, etc.)
Is the Live Better Community Service Award limited to cooperative members?
No. PPCS members and nonmembers residing within the communities we serve may nominate for and/or receive this award.
How do I nominate an individual for the Live Better Community Service Award?
Submit a completed Nomination Form by the specified deadline. The Nomination Form is available online, or contact the cooperative office at 715-273-4355 or 800-924-2133.
When are Nomination Forms due?
Nomination Forms must be received by: March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15. Nominations are reviewed and the winner selected by the President and CEO and the Vice President, Member & Administrative Services.
What happens to Nomination Forms for nominees not selected to receive the Live Better Community Service Award?
Nomination Forms will be kept on file for consideration for the next quarterly award. If not selected at that time, they will be omitted from further consideration.
When will the Live Better Community Service Award winner be notified?
The winner will be notified on or about the first day of each month in January, April, July and October.
Why volunteer for community service?
- You make a difference. Every person counts!
- It encourages civic responsibility. Community service and volunteerism are an investment in your community and the people who live in it.
- You get a chance to give back. Support community resources that you use yourself or that benefit people you care about.
- You learn a lot. About yourself, government and community.
- It strengthens your community. You help support families, improve schools, support youth, beautify the community.
- It promotes personal growth and self-esteem. Understanding community needs helps bring balance to your life.
- It brings people together. Unite people with diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal; build camaraderie and teamwork.
- You gain professional experience. You can test out a career.
- It saves resources. Money can be spent elsewhere.
- It’s good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards.