A New Non-Profit Is Aiming To Support Small Businesses In Toronto

Instagram/@sweetjesus

Hot on the heels of the closure of non-essential businesses, Emily and John, two Torontonians trying to make a positive impact on the community, have started a not-for-profit initiative that aims to help local businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dubbed the neighbourgood, the website sells e-gift cards on behalf of local businesses that can be redeemed at a later date.

Many small businesses across the city have been forced to close or remain semi-operational, and the neighbourgood offers support through an additional revenue stream. With the website, shoppers can support local businesses from the comfort of their own home.

Because the project is entirely not-for-profit, all local businesses across the city can join the neighbourgood network free of charge. Some businesses that are already involved include La CarnitaSweet JesusBar PoetHotBlack CoffeeMarbenThe Maker Bean Café, and Project Spaces.

If you want to help out those in your community, this is an easy way to show your support.

If we don’t support our favourite local businesses now, we might not be able to visit them later. Whether it’s ordering online or buying e-gift certificates on the neighbourgood to use later, every little bit helps!

Articles You Might Be Interested In
Canada Goose Is Going To Produce Medical Gear For Hospitals Across The Country
How 8 Toronto Small Businesses Are Getting By During The COVID-19 Crisis
Local Toronto Stores Are Offering Free Shipping In Response To Temporary Store Closures
10 Locally-Owned Grocery Stores That Deliver In Toronto
10 Canadian Companies Stepping Up & Doing Good During The COVID-19 Outbreak