One of our favorite perks of living in the city, is being able to form relationships with our local businesses — we count on them to deliver the coolest flowers, great gifts, and local gardening, and they count on us to remain loyal customers and support local business. That's exactly the type of community commerce the 3/50 Project counts on to stimulate local economy and maintain thriving mom and pop shops...
The idea behind the 3/50 Project is to choose three independently-owned local businesses that you would miss if they disappeared, and then each month spend $50 in these three businesses (total, not each).
You no doubt will be spending $50 over the next month for groceries — or maybe a new book or a shirt? Why not keep that money in the community? The statistics are quite compelling: "For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that with a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home."
If $50 a month could save three local businesses, would you make the commitment?
Visit the 3/50 Project website for more information and your local participants and supporters.