We love to boast about the positive impacts locally owned businesses have on our community — like how much they contribute to nonprofits. #GivingTuesday is the perfect day to shine a light on the fact that small businesses donate more than double as much per sales dollar to charities, compared to big businesses.
What if we could aggregate donations from individual independent businesses to show just how big of an impact Monadnock Buy Local member’s have on our local nonprofits? The Monadnock United Way and the Saving Bank of Walpole are collaborating with us to do just that.
The Monadnock United Way calculated that Monadnock Buy Local members collectively donated over $160,000 to their fundraising campaign this year. The Savings Bank of Walpole created an advertisement to promote this number and the message that supporting locally owned businesses increases charitable donations in our community.
Also on #GivingTuesday, we are supporting the Monadnock United Way’s goal to raise $5,000 in just one day! This challenge runs for 24-hours, from 12:01 AM until midnight on December 1, 2015. Donate as an individual or donate through Monadnock Buy Local’s page. It doesn’t matter how much you give, $1 or $10 or $100 or more, any amount is appreciated!