Thursday, June 18, 2009

The 3/50 Project

I grew up in an independent business-owning family. My parents still have their business today. So it's pretty obvious that independent business has a special place in my heart. I try to shop local and independent as much as possible, because I have seen firsthand the difference it can make to families and to communities.

That being said, I had a few free moments the other night, when I stumbled upon the darling blog wunderbug. The post on the screen was this one, about the 3/50 project. The project was founded by Cinda Baxter, and it's really so simple. You'll have to check out her site for all the details. Basically, if we pick our three favorite independent retailers and spend fifty dollars per month, it really adds up. I can attest to that from experience.

Seriously, I've never been so excited to spend money in my life! Go now, read the information, and pledge your support.


Ginger said...

What a great project! I posted the badge on my site;) Why would anyuone want to shop at walmart when there are so many amazing little stores with products that are so much more interesting?

wunderbug said...

thanks so much for stopping by, chris - and for the link back to my blog!

the 3/50 project is most definitely an awesome one - i can think of SO MANY places to spend money, so it's even better when it's spent to help support the lil guys!