3/1/2021 - This time last year the pandemic was just beginning and lives were turned upside down in many ways. The Cleveland community has always been the core of our business and we have been so blessed to have had wonderful support that I wanted to use my business and resources to give back to those struggling.
As a lover of all things food and the wonderful conversations and moments that can happen around meal times, I saw the Food Bank was in desperate need of donations and thought it was the perfect fit to give back. Last March, we ran a fundraiser for every $5 spent at Anne Cate, we donated a $1 to the food bank. With our customer's wonderful support, we raised enough for 1600 meals.
Flash forward a year - the Food Bank needs our help more than ever. COVID-19 has forced 38,500 more Cleveland families to be left hungry and heading to the Food Bank to eat. On top of this high demand, excess food donations from local retailers and manufacturers have declined because of COVID-19, limiting the supply the Food Bank can offer.
I could not imagine a day without food - it is something so easy to take for granted and yet is the reality for many families in our community. The Anne Cate team is excited to announce that for the month of March, we will be offering, again, our promotion to give back to the community that has given us so much!
From March 1st - March 31st, we will be donating $1 for every $5 spent at Anne Cate. No code is needed and all sales will qualify for this promotion. On April 1st, we will send our donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. We have also committed our time twice a year to volunteer at the Food Bank. Our employees will receive their same hourly pay to take the day to volunteer, instead of sew. We love our Cleveland community and want to do all we can to support it!
Thank you so much for your support - it goes a long way.
-Anne and the Anne Cate team
For more information on the effects of COVID-19 on the Greater Cleveland Food Bank: click here.