New Canaan Community Foundation Receives Donation for Local First Fund From New Canaan Chamber of Commerce Iblast card sales
The Local First Fund at the New Canaan Community Foundation (NCCF) makes grants to support projects that attract visitors and retail prospects to New Canaan and help make our Town an enjoyable place to live, shop, and do business. The fund recently received a generous donation of $3,780 from the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, which represents 25% of the proceeds from their sales of I.b.l.a.s.t (I Buy Local and Shop in Town) cards in 2012. The I.b.l.a.s.t program features special discounts and offers for their 900 cardholders from more than 100 participating local retailers. In addition, over 50 unique community events were promoted through theircommunications efforts and outreach to cardholders. There are four underwriting Sponsors of the program, whose leadership ultimately increases the resources available for the Local First Fund: Bank of New Canaan, New Canaan Advertiser, Walter Stewart’s Market and Nurenu Brand Marketing. “We are very pleased to partner with the Chamber of Commerce to encourage residents to shop local and to reinvest in our special downtown business area through targeted grants to fund unique initiatives”, said Cynthia Gorey, Executive Director of the New Canaan Community Foundation. NCCF provides a way for all residents of New Canaan to make an impact by supporting causes that are important to them and our community. For more information about the NCCF and the Local First Fund, call (203) 966-0231 or visit www.newcanaancf.org. For more information about the I.b.l.a.s.t. card program, visit www.iblastcard.com or call the Chamber at 203-966-2004.