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LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORT THE WORK OF VOLUNTEERS Sullivan Renaissance Merchant Discount Program

LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORT THE WORK OF VOLUNTEERS
Sullivan Renaissance Merchant Discount Program

[LIBERTY] – Calling all Sullivan County businesses! Sullivan Renaissance and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce are inviting you to join the 2022 Merchant Discount Program. This is a unique opportunity to impact and support volunteer driven beautification and community development projects throughout Sullivan County.

The Merchant Discount Program connects local businesses and services to community volunteers who are involved with a 2022 Sullivan Renaissance grant funded project. By making discounted resources and services available to volunteers businesses keep dollars local, increase their exposure, and support community grassroots efforts.

“In 2021, Sullivan Renaissance volunteers spent over $600,000 on their projects,” stated Kathleen Capozzoli, Sullivan Renaissance Fiscal Manager. “This funding was further leveraged with the support of our area businesses.”

How it works: You, the business, set the savings amount – typically 10% to 20% or more – then are provided a list of grant participants. Volunteer group leaders are given cards to identify themselves to the businesses, validating that the items being purchased will be used for Renaissance projects. Sullivan Renaissance promotes the Merchant Discount Program participants through a directory supplied to all groups, publication in flyers, news releases, through social media, and on the Sullivan Renaissance website www.sullivanrenaissance.org.

Sullivan Renaissance offers grants to community groups for beautification, community development, neighborhood revitalization, and healthy community initiatives. Grant amounts range depending on the program and project. Sullivan Renaissance invites businesses to help these funds go farther; while at the same time, encouraging local spending.

To register for the program, contact Kathleen Capozzoli at Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2452 or kathleen@sullivanrenaissance.org. Businesses need not be Chamber members to participate. Anyone interested in joining the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce can contact them 845-791-4200 or office@catskills.com.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development initiative of the Gerry Foundation. Learn more at SullivanRenaissance.org or Facebook.com/SullivanRenaissance

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