Reading Business Contributes to Education Fundraising Efforts

The Chocolate Truffle customers contribute more than $300 during Fundraising Days
UD Board Member Priscilla receiving a check from Sales Associate Stefanny.
UD Board Member Priscilla receiving a check from Sales Associate Stefanny.
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Feb. 19, 2013 - PRLog -- Valentine’s Day week was an especially sweet time at Reading’s signature sweet shop, The Chocolate Truffle, with customers contributing more than $300 to town education efforts through the business’s give back program: Fundraising Days.

During Fundraising Days, a local group picks a designated day or week. Then they promote the event to their supporters, reminding them to shop at The Chocolate Truffle during the designated time, either in person, online, or by phone.  When a customer mentions the organization during the transaction, the receipt is set aside. All receipts are tallied at the end of the designated time period, and The Chocolate Truffle contributes 15 percent of the tally.

During Valentine’s week, Understanding Disabilities, a local program that educates children about seeing beyond disabilities, raised $289.56 for their education programs, and the Coolidge Middle School science club brought in $32.50.

According to Heidi O’Connor, Executive Director of Understanding Disabilities, "Like many nonprofit organizations, fundraising is a critical element of success to Understanding Disabilities.  We are very fortunate to be part of a caring community with many volunteers which keep UD alive and serving the adults of tomorrow.  We are also grateful to business partners, such as the Chocolate Truffle, who are well known in Reading and kind enough to participate in our fundraising efforts.”  

Erin Calvo-Bacci, owner of The Chocolate Truffle, said, “Fundraising Days are a great way for organizations and local businesses to collaborate in a win-win relationship. The organizations are in dire need of financial support from the community as are the businesses. Working together to help support each other builds strong communities.”

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