Small Business Saturday: Food Bank Recipients Are No Slouches

by Dana on November 5, 2014

workout_wrap_bracelet_lift_others_upI started Words to Sweat by in 2009 with the goal of motivating people to take their workouts seriously, but not take themselves so seriously that they were unable to have fun along the way.

And throughout the years, I have been proud that Words to Sweat by allows me to support organizations whose mission I support with product and monetary donations, but have not been vocal or public about those gifts because that wasn’t the point.

Now, however, it’s time to get loud because we have neighbors in need of food. We have 16 million children in America who aren’t getting the food they need to do and be their best.

So this year, for Small Business Saturday, I am asking you to “Think Globally and Act Locally to Help End Hunger.” I want you to #shopsmall with Words to Sweat by and give at least $50 to your local food bank. In return, I will send you an organic cotton running-themed infinity scarf. Simple as that.

My #shopsmall Small Business Saturday campaign is titled #imnoslouch to remind people:

  1. Be proactive when it comes to hunger in your local community. We cannot stand by and watch as our neighbors go hungry.
  2. Practice compassion. Assuming that those who are food bank recipients are “slouches” and assigning a stigma to their hunger helps no one since food fuels everything we do. Asking for assistance is one of the most difficult things a person can do and most recipients just need a boost to get them back on track.
  3. Make your donation ASAP! I will give away scarves until there are not more to give, bu if you wait too long there may not be any FREE I’m No Slouch organic cotton infinity scarves left to give when you provide your proof of donation.

The Small Business Saturdayl #imnoslouch campaign is just one way that I want to lift others up and I’m hoping you’ll join me by donating and by spreading the word to others who may be interested.

 

How To Redeem Your FREE Organic Cotton Infinity Scarf

To receive your FREE Words to Sweat by running print organic cotton infinity scarf, just send an email with a proof of donation to imnoslouch [at] wordstosweatby[dot] com. For the purpose of the #imnoslouch campaign, proof of donation includes:

  • A screen grab that clearly shows the food bank’s name, your name, and your donation amount.
  • Forwarding the donation confirmation email to the above email address.
  • A scanned a receipt attached to the email.

I will respond to your email within 2 business days confirming receipt and then send the scarf out within 3 – 5 business days. (In plenty of time for you to hide the gift you may be getting for a special someone’s Winter holiday.)

The #imnoslouch Fine Print?

  • A cash donation (not food in-kind) must be given to the local food bank using the food banks stated methods.
  • Only applies to the Words to Sweat by running print organic cotton infinity scarf.
  • Open to United States residents only.
  • To send you a scarf, a valid USPS address needs to be provided.
  • Words to Sweat by will send the scarf via USPS First Class mail with delivery confirmation.
  • Words to Sweat by is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
  • Only one scarf per household.
  • Void where prohibited.

Questions? Please feel free to get in touch.

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