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An online anti-viral movement to support your favourite
local businesses in response to COVID-19

GIVE THE LOVE

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVOURITE BUSINESSES

1) CHOOSE
Pick 3 favourite local businesses, ones you don’t want to have to live without. Think places that warm the heart, make you feel social, welcome and valued.

2) SUPPORT
Buy a voucher from each to redeem when this whole crazy thing is over! Get your voucher from their website or Facebook page.

3) REACH OUT
If the businesses you choose do not have voucher systems then send them a link to our page. We have created an easy step by step resource for businesses with the tools they need to get a voucher system.

4) SPREAD IT
Share our page via your social media channels. Show your friends how they can support their favourite businesses using the Give to Get Project method. Let’s help love to go viral!

#givetogetproject

Please take into account the current economic climate and understand that there is a risk that the businesses you choose support may not be still operating when you come to redeem. This is the risk with any investment.

GET THE LOVE

HOW TO RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM YOUR FANS​

1) ARE YOU READY?
Do you already have an online store, voucher or gift card system? If so, great! You are good to go!

2) NO? THEN GET READY!
If you don’t already have an online store, voucher or gift card system then click here for our easy step by step guide on how to get one. You’ll be up and running in minutes.

3) GET THE WORD OUT THAT YOU’VE GOT THIS!
Use word of mouth, your social media channels etc to tell everyone in your following that they can support your business by buying a voucher from you online now!

4) SPREAD IT!
Share our page via your social media channels. Let your following know that they have the power to support their favourite businesses. Let’s help love to go viral!

#givetogetproject

Please only take part in this initiative in good faith and under the expectation that you expect to be operating when these vouchers are to be redeemed. Please act responsibly in the spirit in the project.

 

HOW WE GOT HERE

On Tuesday 24th March in the midst of the Corona chaos we received an unexpected message from a total stranger. It read:

“Hi, I’d like to support local businesses at this time but would rather not get a takeaway delivered, is it possible to purchase vouchers for later use online?”

We were overwhelmed by this amazing act of generosity and kindness. We thanked them and pointed to our website where we had a voucher system already set up.

We’ve been running a café on the island of Jersey since June 2019. It’s been a steep learning curve mixed with a lot of hard work. However, it has been a life changing, incredible journey and what’s more, we feel that we have become an integral part of our local community.

Like everyone else, we watched moment by moment as it all started to slip through our fingers with businesses around us closing overnight. These are businesses that add colour and life to our local communities and just make our daily lives, well…better!

So we got to thinking, what if everyone who wanted to could support their favourite local business now by simply buying a voucher to be redeemed in the future?

We’re not charities we’re businesses. We trade goods, services, experiences for money. We got inspired and the Give To Get Project was born. We’ve launched this project in a matter of days in an attempt to help us all take back some agency in this process with the hope that when this all blows over there will be some of our favourite places still left to enjoy. It’s designed to be shared and to have a life of its own…an antivirus if you like!

Can anyone say for sure that the businesses you invest in will still be there to repay the support you’ve shown? No! But that’s the uncertainty of any investment. What we can say that if we don’t utilise the power of our local communities there may be nothing left for us when we emerge from isolation…

Stay safe and if you choose to get involved please spread the love as far and wide as you can!

Love
Give to Get Team 
 x x x

This project has been lovingly created by us. We have a little cafe called
Off The Rails on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. If you’re ever passing by please pop in and say hi!

Designed by Carl Huelin