Entrepreneur, Gina Carlton, has developed an
innovative economically driven program to help the restaurants in the community
and local charities with her new website, Monmouth
Over the past year, Carlton started to realize charities needed to get creative with their fundraising efforts. As volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Carlton could always count on the local restaurants to donate food for fundraisers and area events. “Restaurants are always so supportive of local charities. I was looking for a way to reciprocate. I wanted an outlet that was a thank you for their continued support” Carlton states.
Noticing the rise of deal-of-day websites such as Groupon and Living Social, Carlton created Monmouth Gives. Monmouth Gives is a community based directory for restaurants to offer a discount to residents that support charities. Simply visit monmouthgives.com and purchase a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant then pick from the list of charities you would like to donate to. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the charity of your choice.
Current charities involved are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, Community Affairs & Resource Center of Monmouth County and Rose’s Fund. It is encouraged that all of Monmouth County based charities join Monmouth Gives.
“Monmouth Gives is about supporting restaurants and charities in the community.” says Carlton. “If purchasing just two deals from Monmouth Gives sends a child back to school with proper supplies, helps save an animal’s life or assists an economically disadvantaged family and our community restaurants then it is a success.”
For additional information, to purchase your gift certificate or get involved please visit www.monmouthgives.com or email email@example.com.