Introducing: Unity for Community™
Staples Promotional Products has proudly partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to create the Unity for Community™ collection to help small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 bounce back. Small businesses are the heart and often the economic backbone of communities. Across America, people are struggling to overcome various obstacles to survive times of uncertainty. To keep their customers and clients safe, small businesses have had to drastically reduce interactions and forgo sales to comply with social distancing practices.
What is Unity for Community™?
Staples Promotional Products created the Unity for Community™ (U4C) collection to support LISC and help fund the recovery of small businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19. They’ve teamed up with their suppliers to provide stylish and uniquely designed tees, caps and bags to support LISC’s mission. $10 or more from every U4C purchase will be donated to LISC from August 1, 2020 through August 1, 2021.
Who is LISC?
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering people, transforming properties, fostering leadership and innovation and supporting local economies. They do this by aligning with community-based partners to create impactful community investments for affordable housing, businesses, education, job training, financial coaching and more to create long-lasting change.
Who will this benefit?
Owning and operating a small business is a personal endeavor that benefits the entire community by stimulating local economy, providing excellent service and employing residents. LISC’s goal is to serve small businesses and underinvested communities by providing them with the tools and support they need to prosper. Overwhelmingly, the businesses that need their support are led by women, people of color, veterans and minorities. For those applying for these small business grants: 87% are minority owned and 11% are veterans.
How to Participate
By buying and wearing U4C merchandise, you support LISC’s mission with increased funding and awareness. This helps LISC deploy approximately $1.5 billion annually to systemically empower and improve people, small businesses and diverse communities. If you’d like to magnify your contribution, please let others know about U4C on social media. Your publicity will encourage others to help small businesses and communities recover from coronavirus and thrive. Thanks for your support!