Cindy Crawford Commits to Ambassador Role for the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge

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Cindy Crawford has been announced as the official ambassador for the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge!

Each year, the Art Van Charity Challenge gives charity partners of the company the opportunity to be awarded up to $100,000 through a fundraising competition. According to PR Newswire, Cindy will inspired nonprofits in Michigan,Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to raise $3 million during this year’s spirited competition. This is her second consecutive year as the campaign’s official ambassador!

“We are delighted that Cindy has embraced the Art Van Charity Challenge by lending not just her name, but her deep commitment to this extraordinary community initiative,” said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. “The fundraising bar has been set high for this year’s competition and I look forward to seeing how participating charities rise to the occasion.”

The challenge, powered by CrowdRise, has begun accepting applications from Midwest nonprofit organizations focusing on children, health care and human services. Art Van Furniture will award a total of $300,000 in grants to fundraising nonprofits, with this year’s top prize increasing to $100,000. Other grants awarded will range from $1,500 to $50,000. The competition lasts five weeks, from May 18 to June 22, 2016.

“Each of us has been touched in our lives by someone in need of the services these wonderful charities provide,” said Crawford, who lost her brother to leukemia when she was nine years old and has helped raise money for the Leukemia Foundation of America and other special causes. “It is a privilege for me, and fulfilling on so many levels, to again play a role in supporting so many deserving organizations through the Art Van Charity Challenge.”

The Art Van Charity Challenge supports over 260 charity partners in the communities it serves. It’s great that Cindy has signed on as ambassador again to support this awesome effort! For more information, visit!

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