For the third year, Mike Jackson, owner of Vogel’s and Foster’s, will host a shopping event to give back to the community called Chelsea Gold.
During the Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 28-30, the store will donate a percentage of its sales to the Chelsea School District’s general fund.
“I decided to designate my donation to the general fund after a conversation with the Superintendent of Schools Andrew Ingall, who made me aware that the general fund receives the least amount of donations and is in the greatest need,” Jackson said in an email.
“Shopping local is a great way to support our local businesses and community,” Ingall said, adding, “The Chelsea Schools are grateful for the generosity of the businesses that are donating a potion of the “Chelsea Gold” sales to our general fund. Our students and programs are tremendously supported by our business community throughout the year and Chelsea Gold is one more great example of this support.”
Jackson encourages other businesses to join in by placing blue and gold balloons by your front door for the day or days you have designated.
Jackson says there is no set amount or percentage to give to the schools. “Each business can determine what they want to give and can set up their own advertising, marketing and/or photo opportunity with Ingall.”
And, Chelsea Update is delighted to be invited to take photos of the store owner’s and their donations to Ingall on behalf of the school district.
It’s not too late to get involved.
Kevin Frahm, owner of Global Marketplace, plans to be involved for another year as well.