In Community 2016

At a time of year when we are thinking about those who are struggling, a group of local businesses have joined together to make a difference in their communities.

Find out how you can help In Community! In Community initial invite 2015

Participating Businesses in 2014:
Blink Vision – Donate $5 per pair of eyewear sold in December .
Bluebird Diner – Donate funds from bags of coffee sold on Sunday, December 14th.
Forever Green Garden Center – Donating $2 per Christmas Tree sold.
Ghurtie’s Yogurt – Donating 10% of sales when customers show or say they have liked In Community.
Iowa Gymnest – Flip for Food Drive
Mail, Print, and More – Discounts for those bringing food on December 13th. Santa will be there!
Maudience – $1 for every Facebook like.
Performance Fitness
$10 for each new membership December 1-24 and $1 for each shake sale week of December 8th.
Portraits by Jenna – Donating $10 per sitting for Christmas mini-settings on November 29th, 2014.
Revisit – $5 for candle purchases.
South Slope – Food Drive

Additional Businesses Making Donations:
Anderson & Prahm PLC
Clark Orthodontics

Cooley Auto Sales
Dan’s Overhead Doors & More
Green Team Technologies
Linder Tire
North Liberty CoLab
Pizza Plus
Pizza Ranch

It started with Forever Green which each year chooses an organization to support for the Christmas season. Lucy Hershberger an owner at Forever Green was looking for a way to raise money and increase awareness about the work the North Liberty Community Pantry does in the community. After successfully partnering with other businesses to raise money to purchase school supplies she decided to ask if other businesses would like to join them in the fundraising effort. The response was overwhelming and within a few days there were seventeen businesses involved and more expressing an interest.

Each business will contribute in their own way but everyone is working together for one goal, to raise money to support local food pantries. Promotions range from donating a portion of sales or providing items to auction to a donation for every Facebook Like they receive. With businesses from retail to restaurants, service companies and many others there is something for everyone who wants to shop local to support their community. Each business will also be sharing the opportunities to help with their customers so they can shop local for a good cause.

When asked why she decided to invite other business to join in the campaign Lucy Hershberger said “We had such a good response for our other fundraising events that I thought there might be businesses who would like to join us in supporting the pantry.” “Having so many businesses excited to be involved in this campaign shows what a great business community we have here.”