Shop till ya drop!

You’ll probably do more shopping between now and your wedding that you’ll do any other point in your life. It’s the perfect time to support the local businesses that make such a difference in your life by joining the 3/50 project. Since  no one can explain it better than they can, I took this information right from their site;

3 Think about which three independently owned businesses you’d miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.

50 If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.* Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

68 For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

1 The number of people it takes to start the trend…you.

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.