Vote for's $5,000 charity donation recipient

You can decide which of three charities will get a $5,000 donation. Getty Images/lightcome (hands holding letters that spell out "vote") is donating $5,000 to charity and you can help determine the recipient.

Visit and vote once a day for your favorite of three nominated charities.

The charity that gets the most votes by Dec. 17 at 11:59 p.m. EST will get the donation. The nominees are:

Children of Restaurant Employees, or CORE, a national 501(c)3 founded by industry veterans, dedicated to serving food and beverage service employees with children, when either the working parent or child is navigating through a medical diagnosis, illness, injury, a death or impact of a natural disaster.

Golden Rule Charity, a national 501(c)(3) organization inspired by the hard-working restaurant and hospitality employees who may find themselves in need of an emergency crisis grant (such as medical, food, shelter and transportation).

The Above and Beyond Foundation, which recognizes and rewards the front-line workers of the hospitality industry for their outstanding and tireless work.  

Visitors to the site may vote once a day. More frequent voting attempts will not be recorded.