Charlotte just won the grand prize in Amazon’s new online crowd-sourced contest #TickSaveMyCity.
For their #TickSaveMyCity campaign, Amazon partnered with Tongal to ask Tick fans across America to make videos addressing a problem in their city that they think the Tick could solve.
“The Tick is always willing to help citizens in distress,” explains Mike Benson, U.S. Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios. “There is no problem that is too big or too small for him to handle.”
Out of the hundreds of videos submitted, one video from Charlotte was selected as one of the three finalists, and since it received the most ‘likes’ on Youtube, it ended up winning the grand prize earlier this month.
The winning video was submitted by Caleb Van Voorhis, explaining that we need help at ourBRIDGE center, a place where refugee and immigrant children can learn English, get help with homework and feel safe in their new home:
As the winner of the #TickSaveMy City contest, Charlotte’s ourBRIDGE center just received a full renovation of their facilities to help assist local refugees, including; new furniture, a garden, murals and art to decorate the hallways and school supplies for all of the children.
Volunteers & a little TV magic from @TheTickTV is getting @ourBRIDGEkids off to an Amazing start at their new home #TickSaveMyCity #intlclt pic.twitter.com/WUcZ4CLx8J
— Charlotte Int’l (@Charlotte_Intl) August 25, 2017
The Tick teamed up with several Charlotte volunteers to renovate the center over the past couple days;
So fun volunteering and seeing @ourBRIDGEkids new center come together with the help of @TheTickTV 💙 #TickSaveMyCity pic.twitter.com/wj3wN1LV8E
— Faith Côté (@faithh_madeline) August 25, 2017
Thank you Amazon, the Tick, and all the volunteers that help renovate ourBridge!