Release Date: 05/30/19 (for immediate release)
Saunders Grommesh, Resource Development Director for United Way of Transylvania County, hangs an Eat Local Shop Local poster on the office door. Posters and yard signs will help United Way supporters identify participating businesses on June 15.
Eat Local Shop Local, United Way of Transylvania County’s annual focus on keeping things local and giving through community, happens Saturday, June 15 this year. Participating ‘Eat Local Shop Local’ businesses pledge to donate a portion of sales that day to United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) programs.
United Way supporters can start looking now for Eat Local Shop Local flyers in shop windows, and then for the signs in front of participating businesses on June 15. Lists of participating sponsors will be shared on UWTC’s website, in newspapers and on social media sites.
“Since Eat Local Shop Local is on Father’s Day weekend, gifts for dads and special meals with dads purchased from participating merchants will help fund important services in our community,” said Saunders Grommesh, Resource Development Director for United Way of Transylvania County.
“Eat Local Shop Local is a great way for people to celebrate Father’s Day, support collaborative programs that help our community members in need, and benefit our local businesses. It’s a win-win-win opportunity,” Grommesh continued.
Last year’s Eat Local Shop Local event included a record-breaking 56 businesses and raised over $8,000 for UWTC’s local programs.
“Our goal for this year’s Eat Local Shop Local is $10,000, to help United Way of Transylvania County have a strong finish for our annual campaign,” added Grommesh.
Out of town?
People expecting to be out of town, or who will otherwise be unable to participate in Eat Local Shop Local are encouraged to support the community by donating directly to United Way of Transylvania County. Call 828-883-8822, go to https://www.unitedwaytransylvania.org or https://www.facebook.com/UnitedwayTC, or send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712.
Business sign ups
Businesses wishing to sign on to participate in Eat Local Shop Local should contact Grommesh by email at Saunders@liveuniteduwtc.org, or by phone at 883-8822. Grommesh suggests that businesses sign up as soon as possible to get the full benefit of event publicity and advertising.
About United Way of Transylvania County
United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) brings people together. UWTC leverages partnerships and donor investments to help each individual person and the community as a whole to grow and thrive.
UWTC brings grant funds into Transylvania County and combines those awards with local donations and sponsorships. UWTC invests in the future of the entire county by funding local programs and initiatives designed to empower people to improve their lives.
To volunteer, donate or learn more about United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit unitedwaytransylvania.org or facebook.com/UnitedwayTC.
LIVE UNITED as one Transylvania!