Friday, January 29, 2010

cash contributions

Since January 2005, Satchel's Pizza has donated $14826.07 in cash to various organizations. The breakdown looks like this:

2005: $1700
2006: $250
2007: $1191.37
2008: $3347.45
2009: $7237.45
2010 (so far): $1100

In 2008 we started donating the ATM fee from our new machine at Lightnin' Salvage. From that we donated $1727 in 2008 and $601 in 2009. In 2009 we introduced the SatchGrant program from which we awarded $4242.45 in cash (and $500 in food) that year and $1000 so far in 2010. Finally, in 2009 we acquired the ATM machine in the restaurant and donated $1219 in ATM fees. There's more to come, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

gift certificates for pictures

We support local efforts to give to charitable causes in a variety of ways. Probably the most common way is by offering gift certificates to groups that are having fundraisers, meetings or raffles to raise money for their cause. I had the idea that groups who have received gift certificates could promote their event by sending an email with a picture so that we can post it here.

inception of giving

Working here is the easy part - we have plenty to give and believe in doing so. The hard part is choosing from among those in need. We’ve narrowed it down to local non profit organizations for the Satch Grant. But it’s still hard. Maybe someday we’ll get to them all - maybe.