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Connect the Dots Partners with Groupon Grassroots in Celebration of Earth Day to Green Nonprofits
Connect the Dots and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce a local campaign to green Gum Moon Transitional Housing. In Groupon-style, $10 contributions become $20 in funds for Connect the Dots to provide its green services.
This campaign (http://www.groupon.com/
Connect the Dots creates partnerships with low-income and transitional housing facilities, safe havens, and community and senior centers that serve low-income youth, families, and/or seniors. Once a partnership is formed we act as the organization’
and best practices. In just a few months, organizations realize significant savings.
“We are excited to employ the collective action model of Groupon Grassroots to raise support for our work,” said Deb Glazer, Development Director of Connect the Dots. “We look forward to creating new awareness for Connect the Dots as one of the local organizations in San Francisco to be featured on Groupon Grassroots.”
100% percent of the Groupon Grassroots campaign proceeds will be used to help Gum Moon and other San Francisco non-profits including low-income housing, shelters and safe havens go green.
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Connect the Dots (http://www.ConnectTheDotsNetwork.org) is dedicated to helping nonprofits reduce their environmental footprint and increase their financial savings. We work with nonprofits managing their own buildings – soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, low-income housing, etc. – to decrease energy, water, and waste usage. Since 2008 we have partnered with 35 organizations in the Bay Area to green 110 facilities that will annually:
• Conserve 14.8 million gallons of water;
• Divert 1.1 million pounds of waste;
• Reduce 157,000 kWh in electricity and 77,000 therms of natural gas;
• Save $1.3 million
Our approach to spreading environmental care is to support the nonprofits that are already deeply rooted in the community. By greening these facilities and organizations, we have the opportunity to spread environmental stewardship to the greater communities they serve.