Hey everyone and happy first day of the week! We're stoked you stopped by to see what we have in store for you tonight. On this blog, we're sharing with you the top 5 ways we're building community by giving back. Keep scrolling to find how out how! Read and enjoy :)
Let's dive into it!
Each month 10% of our monthly profits go back to a local charity. Charities are chosen by you, yes you. You may recall that each time you make a purchase from our online store we ask you who you think we should donate 10% of our monthly profits too. If you forgot or perhaps don't remember...here's a link to go find out ;) Every time a charity is chosen, we put all of the nominations into a randomizer and a charity is selected at random to donate to. As a team, we contact the charity, share with them they are the consumers choice for the charity of the month and schedule a time to meet with them and donate!
Once a year each of our team members is allowed to select his or her own charity to donate towards. So far this year, Briare has selected to Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Kathleen selected the Foothills Country Hospice.
Start-up & Beers Networking Events
Every three months we throw a business networking event for local entrepreneurs and business owners. To attend the event each person pays $10 dollars. Upon RSVP'ing to the event, each attendee is required to fill out who he or she wants to nominate for a charity to donate the evening's donations to. We narrow down the votes to three charities. When attendees arrive at the event we ask which charity out of the three selected they would like to nominate, and the charity with the highest number of votes receives this donation. At our last Start-up & Beers event, we donated $400 to Grow Calgary.
You all know we love to collaborate, that's a given, but what you might not know is we often incorporate a charity into the mix. During our collaboration with Lululemon, we donated to Kids Up Front, proceeds of our collaboration beer with Brewsters went to Comries Sports Equipment Bank and our upcoming project with Cibo, we will be contributing donations to The Alex.
Monthly Silent Auction Charities
We love supporting charity auctions and getting involved with local events. We're always willing to work with companies and charities to supply merchandise for fundraisers, giveaways and supply donations. Every month we donate to 5 silent auctions to help to support the charity, event and local business. So far, we've donated to EducationMatters, Tribe of Lambs Fundraiser, Well Spring Charity Golf Tournament, and Boobyball!
Traveling Sweater Campaign
The Traveling Sweater Campaign aims to give back to local communities and residents through random acts of kindness. Our goal with the #CommunityCrew is to inject more love, joy, and kindness between communities, businesses, and people. The Traveling Sweater Campaign incorporates a charitable donation by donating the #CommunityCrew at the end of each campaign. Collectively the participants of the campaign choose a charity and the sweater gets donated to it. Starting this Fall the Traveling Sweater Campaign will visit a new city each month with a new charity for the #CommunityCrew to be donated to.
If you are someone you know are looking to collaborate, have a charity to nominate or would like to find out ways to get involved drop us a line! Chat at chaaa next week Calgary - stay local!