A few weeks ago I blogged my thoughts on how the CPG / Retail industry could be more innovative with their support of local food banks through the Buy One, Give One promotion strategy.
Yesterday, I saw another interesting spin on the concept that could be used by our industry.
Women’s fashion retailer Jacob is currently running a program in conjunction with Goodwill, an organization that creates work opportunities and skills development for people facing barriers to employment – among them, persons with disabilities, youth at risk, the chronically unemployed, Aboriginal people and newcomers to Canada.
The idea is simple – bring in your used clothing and with each garment donated you will receive 25% off a new clothing item from Jacob.
With cold weather coming – imagine a partnership between saw a frozen pizza supplier and a grocer where consumers can donate a pair of gloves or socks to a local agency and then receive 25% off a pizza purchase.
Doing good and driving sales. Something that should be on all of our radars.