Spending dollars locally helps charitable efforts of small business owners
Shopping from owners who support charitable causes can introduce great benefits to your local area. Small business owners are known for contributing a portion of their profits back into the community. When visiting their establishments, be sure to thank the owners and employees for the work they do and the support they provide. According to SCORE, a nonprofit association that provides volunteer business mentors to small businesses nationwide, 75% of small business owners donate at least 6 percent of their profits to charitable causes, and small businesses donate 250% more to charities than national chains.
SUPPORTING YOUTH SPORTS
Local businesses frequently donate to youth sports. With the rising costs of sports, their support is necessary so children can partake in a learning experience and engage in healthy activities. In addition to donating uniforms, many small businesses provide financial assistance to cover the cost of equipment, registration fees and mentorship for their team. Their sponsorship is a great way to strengthen the bond between their business and the community. Investing your holiday dollars within your local market ensures that local youth sports will continue to thrive in your area.
In your community, you have likely witnessed events such as 5K’s, live music and neighborhood festivals. What you may forget to consider is that these activities wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship of local businesses. While you’re shopping at your favorite store, ask if there is a way you can help these entertaining events continue to thrive. Whether you contribute with a monetary donation or by volunteering your time, your support can ensure the local economy benefits from sponsored events.
From sponsoring renovations for city parks to giving to families in need, small business owners support their communities and help improve neighborhoods. Spending your dollars locally helps continue the charitable efforts of small businesses.