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This non-profit is helping Toronto businesses stay afloat during COVID-19

Via The Neighbourgood

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So it’s no secret that COVID-19 is causing pretty much everyone to take a hit. Now that Ontario is in a state of emergency and all non-essential business have been forced to close, staying afloat has been kinda hard for some of the smaller businesses we’ve grown to love in the city. Luckily, a brand new non-profit has just launched to help with that.

The Neighbourgood is a start-up dedicated to supporting local businesses while social distancing has forced us all to stay home. Tons of Toronto staples have already had to close their doors temporarily because of the virus. And hopefully, with this non-profit, the temporary closures can avoid becoming permanent.

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So how does it work? Well, they sell e-gift cards on behalf of local businesses. And those can be saved and redeemed once the world becomes a little more social. Everyone who wants to support can do so from the comfort of their own homes. And businesses can register themselves for free! It’s a win-win all around y’all.

Some of the local favourites that have already signed up include La Carnita, Sweet Jesus, Bar Poet, HotBlack Coffee, Marben, The Maker Bean Café, and Project Spaces. Did you spot one of your favourite Toronto spots on that list? Cause we sure did! And the list is only growing…

So whether you’re a Torontonian hoping to support the community, or a small business that’s struggling thanks to the outbreak, you’ve gotta check out this brand new non-profit!

THE NEIGHBOURGOOD

How to participate: Register your business here.
How to support: Shop here.

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