The “launch” date started with a “lunch” date, the first day of LET’S EAT Englewood. We thank the restaurants who participated in raising awareness for the “locals” by including various marketing materials and ways to pay at the end of their meal as a donation. Their immediate support to this initiative that had been thrown together in a week is indicative of the spirit of “can do” and “let’s do” that endears us to being integral to our vibrant and caring community. Their efforts netting money in the coffers!
Concurrently and continuing until November 8th, 2017, the online donation has been well received and effective. To say that the generosity was humbling is an understatement. Donations have been received, and we are expecting more, to be dispersed by check on November 15th.
Recently, members of the Board of the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce backed the initiative with $100 bills donated to the cause. Recognizing that stepping up to the plate speaks volumes for the commitment to the mission, they intend for their contributions to be a challenge for like-minded businesses in the community to come on board and help too. Business owners can reach out to their own employees by contributing, as a pat on the back for them getting through a tough time and coming back to work!
We are challenging our local residents, businesses and organizations to join the collective of giving neighbors to assist those who need a boost.
Pay online, a simple few clicks, a few dollars or many dollars, every single one counts.
All donations for the LET’S HELP! initiative will be collected and deposited according to the rules and regulations as specified by law for a tax except entity, and your donation is recognized as a charitable donation with the IRS.
For each $1000.00 or more donation, you or your business will be recognized as a LET’S HELP Partner. By your generous support, you are inspirational to others by the example you set forth. We look to you not just for monetary support but also by reaching out and promoting this initiative to your friends, families and business/organizational alliances.
For each $100.00 donation, you will receive one chance ticket to win one pair of tickets to Manasota Mystique on November 4th, 2017, where you will be recognized on behalf of all who gave as the “Honorary Ambassadors” for LET’S HELP!
Update 11/2/2017: The two tickets for Manasota Mystique have been awarded to an anonymous donor who will appoint the attendees.
What money is raised in Englewood, stays in Englewood. This is a local effort for local folks!
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