The holiday season is a time to help others in need. Many area small businesses are partnering with charities in an effort to help the organizations boost donations. Read Virginia Bridges story here.
Shop Talk is compiling a list of small businesses and their partnerships with charitiable organizations. Send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add it to this blog post.
National Pawn and the Salvation Army
National Pawn will pay 100 percent of the current full-gold spot market price on gold donations made through Dec. 24. The pawn shop will also match the donations. Donations can be made at National Pawn stores throughout the Triangle, or at a Salvation Army red kettle.
The Chapel Hill store will donate 20 percent of sales to one of 23 nonprofits partnering with the store, including Book Harvest, a nonprofit that collects new and gently used books and distributes them to children in need. Drop books off at the Twig store. The campaign ends Dec. 2.
The Organic Bedroom and The Green Chair Project
Through The Organic Bedroom's "Everyone Sleeps Cozy" campaign, the store will donate a mattress set to The Green Chair Project for each queen and king mattress sold. The Green Chair Project's "Sweeter Dreams" campaign is parterning with Wake County schools to sell the mattresses. Families pay $30 for a new mattress, bed and donated linens.
Q Shack and the Boys & Girls Clubs
Through Friday the Q Shack restaurants will give customers the opportunity to “Round Up” the cost of their meal to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County. The extra “change,” program, which was initiated in August, will support educational programs for more than 4,200 Boys & Girls Clubs members. The Q Shack and Boys & Girls Clubs plan for this to be a back-to-school tradition where a seemingly small amount of change can add up to make a big difference for thousands of Wake County youth.