A holiday season message from Harry G Hayman, founder of FEED PHILLY COALITION:
Small Business Saturday falls on November 28, 2020, the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Created by American Express, this holiday celebrates small businesses and getting consumers to participate in the #ShopSmall movement in their local communities and neighborhoods.
Small Business Saturday will be entering its 11th anniversary in 2020. In a year unlike any other, support for small businesses is just as critical now as it was at the start of the pandemic. That being said, however, non-retail businesses have often struggled to receive the same kind of attention as retail counterparts. This is made a bit more difficult due to the pandemic. Certain incentives for visiting non-retail storefronts, such as offering free refreshments to entice visitors and mingling with members of the community, have been temporarily shelved until it’s safe for businesses to do it again.
Another area that has been affected obviously are NON PROFIT/CHARITABLE BUSINESSES. The need is greater than ever with so many more families down on their luck.
My name is Harry G Hayman, I am the founder of FEED PHILLY COALITION. We are working with restaurants, farmers and caring professionals like you to make a difference in our area. You won’t find us at comfy offices, we are doing the A to Z’s of this movement. Gathering donations, delivering perishables to the city kitchens that can serve the hungry today. You as donors and volunteers are the lifeblood of this effort as we also are working with other volunteers as grant writers and those helping to pass legislation to support our efforts next year.
Between SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY and GIVING TUESDAY, please reach out and let us know if you can help, and how. No donation is too small, and no volunteer is turned away.
We thank you from myself and all of us here at FEED PHILLY COALITION, we wish you and your family a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving.