Monday, July 18, 2011

Reason 2 to buy local - community groups

Charred Chard by Claudia G Pearson

* I am reposting this content found on Sustainable Connections

Why Buy Locally Owned?

Reason 2:
Support community groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

Wow what a statistic! And also, i think these local community organizations are looking our for you and me and trying to bring us all a bit of joy. My last local donation, a group called Wellness in The Schools which aims to bring more fresh healthy meals to our NYC Public schools. Having gone through the public school system for 6 years, my god the difference a fresh salad would have made - and knowing that the school system only allocates .90¢ per child per meal, i think each donation can go a very long way!

Other local non profits to help support local inner city kids reach their educational potential thru a program that coaches and places them in private school, Prep for Prep. You can even read first hand some of these life changing stories in Be The Dream - really inspiring!

stay tuned for the next 8 reasons!

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