Getting creative is what you do every day of the week in your businesses. Sometimes, that means partnering with good causes to help you connect with your community and raising money for them at the same time. Here are a list of the businesses we partner with and we encourage you to reach out to connect with them on how you can help them and your community.
Autism Acceptance Month Fundraiser
What it is: During the month of April, the Roller Skating Association, with the help of Expert Hosiery, develops socks that promote autism acceptance. Members then use a portion of the proceeds from sock sales to either donate to local organizations that support those with autism or they can use the funds to host sensory skate events in their facility for those organizations and the individuals they serve. How it works:
Order your Autism Acceptance Socks from Expert Hosiery by calling 919-799-7707 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Options for men, women, teens and youth large. Preorders only must be done by Sunday, December 4, 2022. Socks will be in March 2023.
Sell socks at a mark-up with a portion designated for donation. POS items will mention donations will go to support the cause.
When a customer orders a pair of socks, have them fill out the sheet and display in your rink.
Once your fundraiser is over, rinks have used the funds to: Host free sensory skating sessions for those with autism and their families, or helping autistic those with autism through donation of funds to organization
During the event or donation, take photos and then send a press release to your local media outlet.
During the month of October, the Roller Skating Association, with the help of Expert Hosiery, develops socks that promote cancer awareness. Members then use a portion of the proceeds from sock sales to either donate to local organizations that support those with cancer or they can use the funds to host events in their facility for those organizations and the individuals they serve.
How it works:
Order your Cancer Awareness Socks from Expert Hosiery by calling 919-799-7707 or emailing email@example.com. Socks are $1.95/pair for men, women, teens and youth large. Preorders only must be done March 1, 2023. Socks will be in September 2023.
Operate Resolute™ is designed to help care for a warrior, his wife and children throughout an entire year. These funds cover mid-deployment events designed to encourage and equip wives and children while their husbands and dads are in combat. These funds also help create a post-deployment retreat that brings the family together to help them re-adjust to life after the mission. Jeff Couey's Sparkles Family Fun Center designed a complete promotion around Operation Resolute. For every skate package sold, a portion of sales will be donated to Operation Resolute. RSA President, Bobby Bentley, customized the program to announce that Skaters Choice Family Fun Centers will donate $1 of every pair of skates sold. In addition, David Ramsey, Southeastern Skate Supply Georgia is donating $1 of every pair of SureGrip Rock GT-50’s sold to all skating rinks!. We encourage you to learn more about Operation Resolute, make sure to download the members-only flyer and poster templates available to you courtesy of Jeff Couey, or contact Operate Resolute to find out how you can get involved.