Next Week – Give 5% Campaign
The third annual Give 5% for Mother Earth campaign happens next week! Once again, FBSP is teaming up with the Hill Country Conservancy, Texas Land Conservancy, Sierra Club, Tree Folks, and Clean Water Fund to encourage local businesses to donate 5% of their gross profits on Earth Day weekend to these local environmental nonprofits. Last year’s campaign raised almost $20,000 and this year looks like it will be even more successful, with even more local businesses participating!
We want YOU to be a part of it! Here’s how:
Wednesday, April 18
First, event title sponsor Whole Foods is featuring the Give 5% campaign for their Community Giving day at both Austin locations on Wednesday, April 18. Shop and dine at Whole Foods that day and 5% of proceeds will benefit the campaign! The day will kick off with a press conference at 8:30 at the flagship W. 6th Street location, followed by music from favorite local musician Alejandro Escovedo. Then, check out the FBSP booth at the same store: we’ll be there from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Saturday, April 21
This is the big day! Shop, eat, play and enjoy at the more than 60 local businesses who are participating in the campaign, including Red’s Porch, Zax Restaurant and Bar and the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane location. All businesses participating have very generously agreed to donate 5% (or more!) of their gross sales Saturday, April 21 to the benefiting nonprofits. It’s a win-win: you support local business while also supporting the environment!