It’s official. The Madison+Main-iacs have yet again taken over the Weekly Report after the disappearance of Dave “Almost Caught A Fish” Saunders. We promise to keep it short and sweet on this busy day. According to Facebook, Dave’s been throwing out his line in Avon, North Carolina. Yeah, we know…we asked the same thing. According to Wikipedia, Avon is a small village south of Salvo on Hatteras Island. And in his typical record-breaking fashion, Dave increased their population to a whopping 777 people — which is approximately how many customers slept outside of Best Buy last night. Hopefully, you weren’t one of those campers who spent $300 on a tent just to save $50 on a TV but if so, may God bless your heart.
Believe it or not, Black Friday isn’t a “big deal” to the majority the Madison+Main-iacs. Instead, we create a “big impact” as we stand with American Express in support of Small Business Saturday. Every time you purchase a panini from the mom-and-pop shop or buy a locally-made handbag instead of dropping $45,000 on designer fashion, you’re helping our community thrive. And trust us, it all adds up. According to last year’s Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 104 million shoppers spent a record high of $17.8 billion. That being said, it’s clear to see that small and independent businesses depend on holiday sales. Remember, for every $1 spent at a small business, an average of $0.67 stays in the community.
Throughout this season of giving, we encourage you to spend wisely and help make a difference in your hometown. Below we’ve compiled a list of four smarter ways to donate your dollars in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to our donation list, you can click here and enter your zip code to find locally-owned small businesses near you. Go out this Saturday and chat with the small business owners yourself…it means a lot to them.
- Give at year’s end to protect your rear end.
All donations to Hitting Cancer Below the Belt are tax-deductible and go towards colorectal cancer education and early detection, and support services for all cancer patients and survivors.
- Open the door to healing.
By donating to The Doorways you will help provide lodging, meals, and other support services to families in the Commonwealth who are in medical crisis.
- Help stick it to diabetes.
When you make a donation to the Virginia Diabetes Council, you’re helping to raise awareness, build collaboration, and promoting excellence in diabetes and prediabetes education and treatment in Virginia.
- Care for seniors in your community.
Your donations to the Lucy Corr Foundation will generate support for services and programs that enrich the lives of Lucy Corr residents, participants, and their families and help meet the emerging needs of seniors in the community by providing a free dental clinic, art & music therapy, and transportation services.
A Few of Our Favorite Events
Green Top Shooting Range Grand Opening
11547 Lake Ridge Parkway | Ashland, VA
December 7, 2019 | 11 a.m.
To officially celebrate its new outpost, Green Top will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Dec. 7 at Green Top Shooting Range. The event will feature free lunch from Zaxby’s from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and a live remote broadcast by K95’s Garret Doll. They are also waiving the initiation fee for new memberships all day — a $50 savings. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend!
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“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
— Robert Collier