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Celebrating Social Enterprise Week: September 8th – 14th 2014

Posted on September 02, 2014 by kim

Buy SocialSocial Enterprise Week Cincinnati is September 8-14, and we are excited to share that Whole Home Modifications is participating in the celebration! Social Enterprise Week is a time to recognize the valuable impact that social enterprises have on job creation, economic development and the community around them. Throughout the week we’ll be working to help increase awareness of local social enterprises, like Whole Home Modifications, and to showcase other social enterprise retailers in our community.

By definition, a social enterprise is a business where company profits are used to support a nonprofit organization. Social enterprises help nonprofits in expanding their good works, while reducing their reliance solely on government grants or donor support. Well-known social enterprises include Girl Scout cookies, Newman’s Own salad dressings and TOMS shoes. In our case, Whole Home Modifications supports People Working Cooperatively (PWC), a nonprofit that has been helping low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners make home repairs and modifications for more than 39 years.

So how can you help celebrate Social Enterprise Week? First, you can join us at the Social Enterprise Showcase. It will take place on September 10 from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Fountain Square. A twist on your typical lunch-and-learn, the event will highlight 24 local social enterprises and the causes they support. Entertainment, samples and demonstrations will be featured and Whole Home and PWC will have a booth where you can visit us and learn more about our products and services.

Then, you can participate in BUY SOCIAL! Saturday, on September 13. BUY SOCIAL! Saturday encourages consumers to buy from social enterprises as a simple and effective way to improve the community around them.  Local social enterprises will be hosting special events and promotions.

Participating organizations for Social Enterprise Week Cincinnati include:

- Artifex Promotions
- Building Ability
- Building Value
- Center Table
- Children, Inc.
- CincySight
- Cincinnati Cooks Catering
- Civic Garden Center
- The Clothing Closet
- FeedingWorks
- Gateways, A Recovery Center
- Growing Sound
- House Café & Catering
- Lawn Life
- Meals4You: Home Delivered Diabetic Meals
- NomNom Nation
- Non Profit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati
- Portaluca
- St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores
- Whole Home Modifications
- Writely Sew
- The Center for Ethics at the Better Business Bureau
- Social Venture Partners
- Social Enterprise Alliance of Cincinnati
- Leadership Council of Human Services Executives
- Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub

Want to learn more? For more information about Social Enterprise Week, visit flywheelcincinnati.org.

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