Monday, February 6, 2012

Celebrate HER: Ottawa business gets a chance to support!

We love supporting local business, and we love it even more when those local businesses support local happenings! So I’m sending a plea, far and wide, on behalf of a wonderful organization: CelebrateHer is looking for sponsorship by local businesses of their awards packages for outstanding women. If you have a business, or know a business owner, read on! Crafters, restaurateurs, masseuses, hair dressers…you name it, we want you to get involved!

You may recall that Brian and I are the official bloggers of the CelebrateHer 2012 events, but in case you missed our post about nominations (which are still open!), here’s the project in a nutshell: Celebrate HER is a non-profit organization developed to make spaces where women can be recognized and celebrated for their achievements. The team is planning a week-long arts-based fete that will span several neighbourhoods of Ottawa Central, while communicating nationally with women (and supporters of all genders) via social media channels.

Amanda Cottreau, fearless leadress of the CelebrateHer org (and a fantastic musician, by the by) is challenging local companies to show their support of outstanding women by providing goodies to put into the nominees’ gift bags. Sponsors like Lilac Lingerie have donated gift certificates, while artisans like Dmitry Kulakov has donated a guitar (for a fundraising raffle), and (yes, I helped with this one) donated yoga mats, gym bags, and other great swag to go into the gift bags. CheeCha Puffs has just gotten on board, donating their healthy puff snacks as well as water bottles and golf shirts. There are various categories of women being recognized, and sponsors can choose to donate enough for a few women, or all 21 nominees (and counting--nominations close Feb 10th.)

It’s a great way to get your business name out there, and a great cause to support. The week of art performances, concluded with a soiree on the last night, will round out the festivities taking place between March 3rd-10th, 2012.

UsedOttawa yoga mats...namaste.
You can follow CelebrateHer on Twitter or Facebook, and check out their site—created by the talent at Sweet Chili, and also donated.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing. It's a great community cause.