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Eating for charity
The Project “Cozinha com Alma” (Cook/Kitchen with Soul) is a solidarity take-away initiative where all the profits go to provide a social grant to support middle and lower-middle class families in deep financial difficulties. The families have been selected by the local authority social commission.
Why it matters
In the current financial and social crisis where people are carefully selecting how they spend their money, this can be a way of starting or expanding a business. By sponsoring these type of solidarity businesses, big brands can effectively contribute to social causes not with money but with their own products as well. How can businesses contribute in a more direct way - and on a local level - during hard economic times?
This holiday season, many non-profit organizations are relying on the same principle that makes you grab that bag of M&Ms at checkout. But this impulse purchase turns into impulse giving. Foundations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have partnered with busy holiday retailers like Target, K-Mart & Kay Jewellers to let you tack on a small donation to your final purchase total. Some retailers are also donating a portion of gift card proceeds to the children’s hospital.
To support their Adoption Drive, Pedigree offered moviegoers a choice between free 3D glasses and glasses that cost an extra donation. At the screening, viewers would see one of two ads depending on the glasses they chose. One features the dog’s current fate, and the other showed what would happen if he were rescued.