Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Hopelink.
Redmond, WA – Hopelink is teaming up with Groupon Grassroots – the philanthropic arm of Groupon – to help provide fresh fruits and vegetables to local families during the winter months. During a two-week “Best Of” campaign beginning Dec. 25, every $9 donated to the Hopelink campaign will pay for one month’s worth of fruits and vegetables for a local low-income family.
The Hopelink campaign is one of 40 Groupon Grassroots causes nationwide that will run as part of the “Best Of” series, but is the only one in the Seattle area. Nicholas Guana, Groupon Grassroots campaign organizer, said Hopelink’s success with two previous End Summer Hunger Groupon campaigns was key to the agency being selected for the year-end effort.
“Hopelink fully embraced both opportunities and showcased how a partner organization ideally leverages Groupon's assets and resources with their own talents and passionate supporters,” Guana said.
“The agency helped pave the way for Groupon Grassroots in Seattle and continues to remain engaged with the Grassroots platform even after the campaigns are finished.”
The winter months can be a particularly challenging time for low-income families. Food bank donations traditionally decline after the holidays, and while local farmers and gardeners provide a bounty of fresh produce in the summer and fall, once crops are harvested for the year, fresh fruits and vegetables are harder to come by. And oftentimes, fresh produce is the first casualty when food bank budgets are tight.
Hopelink’s Groupon Grassroots campaign will enable Groupon subscribers to make a one-time, one-click $9 donation to support the campaign. Each $9 contribution will pay for a month’s worth of fresh produce for a family – including apples, oranges, carrots, potatoes, and onions.
Every dollar raised though the Groupon Grassroots campaign between Dec. 25 and Jan. 9 will go directly to Hopelink.
To contribute to the campaign, visit: http://www.groupon.com/deals/hopelink-1
Over the past few years, Groupon community partnerships have raised more than $4.4 million from nearly 200,000 supporters nationwide.
Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in north and east King County by promoting self-sufficiency for all members of our community and helping people make lasting change. Hopelink assists people with meeting their needs for food, shelter, homelessness prevention, family development and stabilization, transportation and adult literacy skills. For more information on Hopelink and its services, call 425.869.6000 or visit www.hope-link.org.
Groupon Grassroots, launched in July 2010 in Chicago, features local campaigns in more than 65 markets nationwide, enabling Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their communities. Groupon Grassroots uses collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations. To learn more about Groupon Grassroots and how to become a featured organization, visit http://grassroots.groupon.com. To subscribe to Groupon, visit www.groupon.com.