In January, River Forest resident Donna Wilcox won the Get10Give10 sweepstakes offered by TCC, a Verizon retailer. Wilcox was awarded $10,000 during a check presentation on Jan. 31 at TCC’s River Forest store, 7261 Lake St. But in addition to the money Wilcox got to take home, she was given the opportunity to choose a charity to receive $10,000 on her behalf. Wilcox chose the American Cancer Society.

In a press release, Wilcox was quoted as saying she chose it because every woman in her family has been diagnosed with some form of cancer. She hopes to break that pattern.

Wilcox plans to use her winnings to help buy a new car. 

“It’s so great TCC is giving back to its customers and their communities this way,” she said. “I set out this year with the hopes of saving $10,000 toward a new, more reliable car. I couldn’t believe it when I got the call [from TCC]. It just goes to show that if you aim for something and put it out into the world, you may just end up getting that extra help in reaching it.”

Wilcox was the second Get10Give10 winner announced by TCC since the sweepstakes launched in November 2019.

TCC is a Culture of Good Inc. company and makes ongoing investments in the local communities where it operates. Earlier this year, the company donated more than 140,000 backpacks with school supplies at TCC stores across the country and gave supply packs to more than 6,000 teachers across the U.S.

Maria Maxham

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