Actor and musician Kevin Bacon donated his time and talents to support the “Shift Your Shopping for Good” Promotion, a national small business holiday campaign aimed at strengthening local economies and communities. Check out his goofy PSA above or view it here.
Participating Monadnock Region businesses, including the Monadnock Food Co-op, will give back a portion of their sales to the nonprofits and schools that their customers care about most. When a shopper mentions the phrase “Shift Your Shopping” at the register, the business will shift 10% of that purchase to that shopper’s favorite cause. The campaign runs from November 30 (Small Business Saturday) until December 3, 2013 (Giving Tuesday).
“Independent businesses do so much to strengthen our local economy and nonprofits, but it’s often hard to detect those impacts,” said Jen Risley, Marketing Manager of Monadnock Food Co-op and Program Manager of Monadnock Buy Local. “This promotion makes those impacts more visible to our community.”
Shift Your Shopping is an annual awareness campaign that encourages individuals to shift their dollars to locally owned independent businesses, which in turn strengthens local economies, expands employment and nurtures a greater sense of community.
A list of participating local businesses is at https://causetown.org/campaign/ShiftYourShoppingMonadnock.