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Posted at 7:16 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 19:19:51-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A South Florida nonprofit organization that helps youth in the foster system is currently in the running for a $25,000 grant.

The Boca Raton-based foundation, Best Foot Forward, is among the finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist contest. Forty causes that get the most online votes will each receive $25,000.

Best Foot Forward wants to use the funding for its Get Smart, Get Safe program. According to the organization, it will help students amid the COVID-19 pandemic by providing Back2School Learning kits for those enrolled in its programs. The kits will include everything from various school supplies like computers and headphones, to food, and even safety items like masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.

Voting for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist contest runs through Oct. 2. Winners will be announced on Nov. 4.

For more information about the contest or to vote for Best Foot Forward, click here.