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Match Opportunity for the Scranton Small Business Relief Fund

02.05.21

MATCH OPPORTUNITY for the Scranton Small Business Relief Fund

Scranton Small Business Relief Fund Established
to Help our Friends and Neighbors Facing Hardship

First $2,500 in Donations Will Be Matched $1 for $1
through the Close of the Inaugural Scranton Ice Festival
 

SUPPORT THE SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND

 

 

The Scranton Small Business Relief Fund was established by community-minded volunteers to help ensure that both employees and owners of small businesses get through the tough economic times brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Both employees and owners of small businesses in Scranton are eligible to apply for hardship funding such as rental assistance and other necessary expenses from The Scranton Small Business Relief Fund,” Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO Laura Ducceschi stated. “The more money that is raised for this fund, the more people in need that make up the backbone of our small business community will be able to receive help. It is an incredible opportunity to directly help people.”

 

The inaugural Scranton Ice Festival, which will be held on Friday, February 5, through Sunday, February 7, 2021, in Downtown Scranton, was established to support the Scranton Small Business Relief Fund. This free and largely outdoor festival will be an opportunity for the community to safely patronize local businesses and generate charitable support for small business owners and employees experiencing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. All proceeds from this nonprofit event and its sponsorships will go towards this charitable fund. Contributions are tax-deductible.

TO HAVE YOUR DONATION MATCHED…

To support the Small Business Relief Fund and these efforts to provide assistance, you can contribute online at the link below. The Gelb Foundation and another funder will generously MATCH ALL DONATIONS (up to $2,500 total) to support the Small Business Relief Fund, bringing much-needed support to small businesses and their employees in Scranton!

To have your donation matched, simply make a contribution via the link below. It will be generously matched until Monday, February 8th, thanks to the support of funders including the Gelb Foundation.

 

 

SUPPORT THE SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND
 

 

The Scranton Area Community Foundation recently connected with Leslie Collins, President and CEO of Scranton Tomorrow, who shares the importance of supporting local businesses and why it’s especially important today.
Leslie Collins, President and CEO of Scranton Tomorrow, speaks with the Scranton Area Community Foundation about the importance of supporting the local business community.
Victoria Rogers, Membership and Community Relations Specialist at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, also shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the local small business community.
Victoria Rogers, Membership and Community Relations Specialist at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, speaks with the Scranton Area Community Foundation about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local small business community.
ABOUT THE INAUGURAL SCRANTON ICE FESTIVAL
A small group of community-minded volunteers in partnership with First Friday Scranton, Scranton Tomorrow, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, and the Scranton Area Community Foundation, have joined together to host the inaugural Scranton Ice Festival, which will be held on Friday, February 5, through Sunday, February 7, 2021, in Downtown Scranton. The Scranton Ice Festival will feature a number of ice sculptures in front of businesses in downtown Scranton. Family-friendly activities are also planned, including ice sculpting demonstrations, musical acts, and more. The event coincides with First Friday. The Scranton Ice Festival aims to bring people to downtown Scranton to support small businesses after a challenging year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Scranton Ice Festival are also available! To become a sponsor of the Scranton Ice Festival, you can do so here.

Photo credit: Jake Danna Stevens
 

 

For questions about the Scranton Ice Festival, please email scrantonicefest@gmail.com.


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