In keeping with the annual tradition that we have done each October with Operation Uplift, we feel like our companies can accomplish supporting a local organization in the same spirit once every month.
Starting this April, and scheduled for the first Saturday of each month, we will be donating 5% – 2.5% of our retail sales to one or more predetermined local community organizations and or non-profits. (See schedule below.)
On the first Saturday of the month, chosen organizations will be present at our stores. They will have a small display set up advertising their organization or non-profit, and will be able to take direct donations.
We can’t do it without YOU!
As a community, we encourage you to get behind these events. Your excitement and involvement is contagious! Our Saturday employees will be decked out in special T-shirts and there will be a direct donation box on the front counter at each store. We encourage our customers to drop a dime, a quarter or even a dollar in the box to support the chosen organization. Every little bit helps and it all adds up to the additional community support that is needed in so many ways.
A couple weeks before the first Saturday of the month, we will have a website blog post that will also be posted on our Facebook page about each organization. This will provide the local community with all the necessary information about the organization(s) or non-profit(s) we are supporting. The essence of our message and our mission with these events is to provide as much support as we can for locally based organizations who work so hard to have a positive outreach in our community. We will announce each month after the event how much, we as a community have raised.
We hope that our customers can take even more pride in shopping with us, as we are all an integral piece in making the community we live in a better place.
Tentative Schedule for Community First Saturdays
|April||Lincoln Park BMX|
|May||Captain Joseph House|
|June||PA Pet Posse|
|June||Olympic Peninsula Equine Network (OPEN)|
|July||Mt Olympus Chapter/Back Country Horsemen of Washington|
|July||Peninsula Trails Coalition|
|August||Mt. Olympus District of The Boy Scouts of America|
|September||Five Acre School Parent Service Organization|
|September||Port Angeles Education Foundation|
|October||Sequim Wheelers – A Wheelchair Bike Program|
|November||Pennies for Quarters|
|December||Port Angeles Food Bank|
|December||Sequim Food Bank|