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.