“New Deal” WPA Art by by Charles Wells, Photo - Carol M. Highsmith
There are many ways to build on the “Buy American” movement, whether it’s through consumer purchases, writing encouraging letters to the editor of your local newspaper, or even pushing for more local, state, and national ‘Buy American’ laws.
But there is one other way to create jobs and bolster American prosperity that hasn’t been utilized very much, at least on a nationally-
coordinated scale, and that is through the thousands of fundraisers that routinely take place across America. You probably know them, some of you have probably organized them, and others of you may have run them – PTA wrapping paper sales, Little League candy drives, choir “Spirit Wear” sales, and many, many, more.
Recently, a new non-profit organization sprang up and it’s got just the kind of focus that caught my attention: American-made fundraising. This group is about helping organizations find American-made fundraising ideas. And in doing so, they are creating a perfect win-win situation: they’re helping folks raise money for good causes, and they’re helping them support American jobs at the same time. Their name?
A Day to Market America.
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