December 1st, 2010

In the spirit of the season: 66% of all Silicon Florist revenue in December will go to Oregon Food Bank

In the spirit of the season: 66% of all Silicon Florist revenue in December will go to Oregon Food Bank

It’s the holidays. And unfortunately or no, that’s when we think most about helping others. Even though we should be thinking about it all year round. It’s a time when people smile a little more easily, give a little more, and help out their fellow humans.

How can I resist that sort of thing? Well honestly, I can’t. So tell you what. Any revenue that Silicon Florist generates in December? I’ll be donating half of that—a full 50%—to the… hang on. Screw that. Two thirds—a full 66%—to the Oregon Food Bank. And whomever chipped in to create that revenue? They’ll be recognized in the donation and on the site on New Year’s Eve.

Sixty six percent of revenue? Big deal. This silly site doesn’t make any revenue, you say. It’s a blog.

Touche, my friend, touche.

It’s not much. But there are Silicon Florist job postings and advertisements that do create a little revenue here and there. It may not be much. But as they say, every little bit helps.

And I’ll be giving half of that little bit to Oregon Food Bank. Yep. That’s right.

Example? Sure. That means if your company decides to go for the gusto and buy a year of above the fold ads in December, you’ll also be donating $3300 to the Oregon Food Bank.

Boom. Twenty five hundred? That’s real money right there.

Not up for that kind of commitment? That’s cool. Even a regular job post will ensure that you’re donating $14 to Oregon Food Bank. And honestly, that can go a long, long way.

Honestly, no matter what you decide—from the lowest level to the highest—you’ll be making a difference in people’s lives.

So think about it.

Post a job. Buy an ad. Get the promotion you deserve and help some deserving folks this time of year.

How much do you think the Portland startup community can donate the Oregon Food Bank? We’ll just have to see.

Happy Holidays. And full tummies for everyone.

Also? Post a job or buy an ad, Scrooge.

What’s that? Don’t want to split your donation? Well feel free to give directly to the Oregon Food Bank via Causes and Network for Good.

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