#30days30dollars Challenge May 2014

Dare to Dream

We dare to dream of a community where neighborhoods are bright and warm with life.
We dare to dream of a community where neighbors lookout for one another.

We dare to dream of a community where the sound of youth playing & laughing fills the neighborhood.
We dare to dream of a community where families are able to walk to a neighborhood grocery store to buy fresh foods and necessities.
We dare to dream of a community where our businesses are thriving and supporting the growth and revitalization of our neighborhoods.
We dare to dream of a community where dependency is replaced by self-reliance.
We dare to dream of a community where despair is replaced with hope and fear is overcome by joy.
We dare to dream of a community where collaboration is valued, and everyone is an equal contributor.

The truth is this doesn't have to be a dream this can become a reality. We already have the tools, resources and ability to change our community so let's get to work!

#30Days30Dollars Challenge

Our economic empowerment initiative seeks to: increase the capital flowing within our community, provide stability for locally owned black businesses and families, increase employment opportunities for residents within our community and revitalize neglected neighborhoods.

May 1 2014 through July 31 2014 we are looking for 300 residents to commit to spending a minimum $30 a month in a black owned business for the next 3 months with the overall goal of shifting $27,000 into our neighborhoods. By shifting your dollars in Black Businesses it will begin to improve the quality of life in the economically depressed families and neighborhoods in Grand Rapids. By the end of our #30days30dollars challenge we will realize the strength of our Dollars and the strength of the People in our community.

At the end of the day, what’s good for black businesses is good for Black communities, and all communities of color, strengthens the American economy and allows the United States to remain globally competitive.

Facebook Link to Challenge:

Join the Challenge!

Together we'll shift $27,000 to locally black owned businesses and families in our community while helping to provide those businesses with financial stability, increase employment opportunities for residents, reduce the unemployment rate in our community and increase the amount of capital flowing into the community to aid in revitalization efforts.
300 residents commit to spending just $30 a month in a black owned business for 3 months. 
Together, we can create significant economic impact and raise awareness of the importance of supporting locally owned black businesses!

Take the pledge
Snap, Share & Win

It's just that simple! During Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses #30days30dollars Challenge show us how you are supporting black owned businesses
How to win: Take a photo 
of the business and your purchases with your smart-phone from a B.O.B. (Black Owned Business) then share your photo on Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses Facebook and/or Twitter page and you will be entered into our monthly prize drawing. *One photo entry allowed per week*
What do you win: Win products and/or services from participating locally owned black businesses that they graciously donated to support our challenge.

Winner Notification: 2 Winners will be selected every month during the campaign. Winners will be notified within 5 days via Facebook and/or Twitter. Winner must claim prize within 10 business days or prize will be forfeited .
From the garden to your cup, Malamiah Juice Bar creates fresh made-to-order juices and smoothies, using local produce when in season. Healthy, delicious and simple! What more can you ask for? (Conveniently located in the Downtown Market)
Address: 435 Ionia Ave Southwest Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 730 -1532

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Greater Grand Rapids Only Free Directory Exclusively listing locally owned black businesses. Our growing directory features over 100 local businesses in our community.


Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses advocates and promotes the development of black owned businesses with the goal of creating a firm economic base that support urban communities by connecting black business owners to consumers and supporters


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