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Social Enterprise Week 2015

Posted on September 02, 2015 by kim

Cincinnati’s second annual “Social Enterprise Week” is August 31 – September 5, 2015, and Whole Home is excited to join the list of Cincinnati’s Social Enterprise organizations participating in the Week’s events. 

Social enterprises are businesses that exist accomplish a social good either by raising money for a cause or involving a marginalized group. Social Enterprise Week is a time to learn more about what these organizations do, as well as how to give back and get more involved. In our case, Whole Home Modifications supports People Working Cooperatively (PWC), a non-profit that has been helping low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners make home repairs and modifications for 40 years.

One of the most well-known social enterprises is TOMS Shoes. For every purchase from TOMS, the organization provides shoes, sight, water, safe birth, and bullying prevention services to those in need. To date, TOMS has donated more than 45 million pairs of shoes, restored sight to 325,000 people, and provided 175,000 weeks of safe water worldwide.

We were proud to attend to the Social Enterprise CINCY Summit on Tuesday, September 1, where leading social entrepreneurs and community leaders shared their vision for Cincinnati. The presenters were joined by keynote presenter Sebastian Fries, Former Chief Giving Officer for TOMS.

Other events this week include the Social Enterprise Showcase on September 2 at Fountain Square. More than 30 social entrepreneurs (including representatives from Whole Home) will promote their organizations and the causes they support. New this year is the Cincy Celebrates Social networking event on September 3. The event includes a tour of La Terza coffee roasterie and speeches from local entrepreneurs. Closing out the week is Buy Social Saturday, where consumers are encouraged to buy from social enterprises as a simple and effective way to improve their community.

There are plenty of ways to get involved during Social Enterprise week. Learn more about the participating organizations and Social Enterprise Week by visiting secincy.org. 

Participating Organizations

·      Artifex Promotions

·      Clothing Closet

·      Building Ability

·      Building Value

·      Center Table Catering

·      Cincy Sight

·      Cincinnati Cooks Catering

·      Civic Garden Center

·      Flywheel

·      Gateways

·      Growing Sound

·      House Café & Catering

·      Meals 4 You

·      Nom Nom Nation

·      The Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati

·      Portaluca

·      St. Vincent de Paul

·      Whole Home Modifications

·      Writely Sew

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