InCommunity is a unique fundraiser that offers local businesses an opportunity to promote their business while raising money for local food pantries. You choose a fundraiser that suits your budget and style while spreading the word through InCommunity’s posters, website, Facebook, Twitter, and local media, as well as in your usual advertising. Participating businesses work together to promote InCommunity fundraisers by creating a network that reaches beyond your usual customer base. Last year, 25 businesses joined together to raise over $12,500.00 and increase awareness about how shopping locally makes a difference in our community.
InCommunity started in 2013 as a way to involve customers at Forever Green in a fundraising promotion to support the North Liberty Community Pantry. When Portraits By Jeanna was looking for a location to shoot her Christmas mini sessions, she agreed to donate a portion of the fee to the pantry. A few more businesses joined, and the idea exploded with nearly 30 participating businesses and nearly $10,000 raised. In 2014, the total amount raised was over $12,500.
What makes InCommunity successful is that it’s not just the donation of businesses, it’s all of us working together to be InCommunity.
- Customers shopping and supporting local businesses who in turn, support the community.
- Sharing the wealth.
- Businesses are willing to donate a portion of their sales to make a difference in people’s lives.