By Kay Whatley, Editor
Dogwood South, a member of the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, recently started a movement to help local small businesses during the coronavirus-related shut-down.
The Here for Good Project by Dogwood South — a Middlesex-based design and print company — offers branded T-shirts sporting local businesses’ names/logos. These T-shirts are available via dogwoodsouth.com/here-for-good-project-1 for $20 per shirt. For each one sold, $10 goes to the advertised business and $10 to Dogwood South to cover their costs — meaning one purchase lifts up two local businesses.
Said Ashley Veglahn of the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce: “It is a great synergistic partnership that is helping local businesses get income during shut down.”
From the Here For Good Project website:
Many small businesses have suffered for weeks due to COVID-19. Many have had to close their doors and those that have stayed open, have had to change their business model to keep revenue coming in.
We believe all small businesses are essential & here’s a way that you can help small businesses affected.
Dogwood South welcomes local businesses to get on-board with this project, which can help generate income for the business while they remain closed. Money raised for a local business will be delivered weekly. There are no up-front costs for businesses choosing to participate. Plus, by marketing the shirts and selling them into the community, businesses have the potential to reach new customers for when they’re able to re-open.
Businesses signed up so far include: Affordable Professional Cleaning, Dreamcoat Ministries, Carolina Portrait Pros, HS Howell Farms, Hook Line & Threader, Northside Compassion Project, Fantasy Hairstyling, Southern Charm, The Taproom, Pele’s Stash, Johnson Auto Body, 24/7 Fitness Club, Kids Educational Centers, and Honor Yoga.
To sign up your own local, small business, read the instructions at the bottom of this web page under “Are You A Business Owner Interested in Participating?” (First step: send Dogwood South your business’ logo via the link provided.)
Ready to support a local, small business? To pre-order a local, small business T-shirt, visit dogwoodsouth.com/shop/ols/categories/participating-businesses and choose the shirt(s) desired — and wear it as you stay-at-home and, eventually, wear it in public to continue to show support.
Source: Knightdale Chamber of Commerce