RE: Business Opening - 1PPL (One People) – A Brand that Stands 4 U
Quinte Region, ON: 1PPL (One People) is a Social Enterprise that has recently launched in the Quinte Region. Dedicated to making a positive impact on youth and youth-centred causes in Quinte and the surrounding region, owner, Jeremy Clark will provide funding and/or mentoring and inspiration to youth causes (including organizations, initiatives and schools) throughout the area. “1PPL (One People) is a brand that aims to do its small part in making a difference for our communities’ youth, and by extension, for our future,” says Clark. “It has been a labour of love, and has only added to my passion to serve youth and the community going forward,”
The mission of 1PPL is to partner with youth and youth-centred causes who are making positive impacts in our communities, and at no cost, offer them funding and/or mentoring and inspiration! The funds 1PPL offers are not generated by hand-outs, but by the sale of a carefully designed and selected, unique line of socially- and ecologically-responsible products (up to 100% of profits are shared). Their mentoring support is offered wherever their unique blend of education and entrepreneurship experience are an asset. The inspiration they lend stems from an ongoing, online message for the community, by the community (a collection of testimonies from like-minded businesses and citizens shared on our social media platforms meant to be a source of encouragement to young people).
Go to the website www.1ppl.ca to see their catalogue of products. This online store has everything from locally made jewelry to Canadian made clothing. Shipping will never cost you more than $5.99 (go to their ‘Dropship’ page to see how). At www.1ppl.ca you can shop with a conscience for gift cards, Canadian made, organic, super cool, 1PPL branded t-shirts and hoodies, eco-friendly caps and toques backpacks, satchels, purses and wallets made with sustainable materials, locally made, hand-crafted, 1-of-a-kind accessories and gifts, inspirational, eco-friendly greeting cards, protective cell cases, stickers and much more!
“1PPL is a response to growing needs in our communities,” says Clark. “Our mission includes being self-sustaining, recognizing “donor fatigue,” and that many sources of funding are heavily burdened. We want people to help us help local youth by simply shopping and sharing for the cause!”
To get involved with 1PPL you can like and share them on Facebook www.facebook.com/1PPLFundraiser or go to their website where you can find templates to spread the word through email, a Facebook post and/or a Tweet. Also, keep an eye out in local retail outlets. Jeremy is partnering with an array of retailers to create awareness about the products and the cause in the community. To contact Jeremy to talk about your fundraising ideas, mentoring needs, or to inquire about the amazing summer experience he has planned for a handful of junior elementary students this year, call 613-849-9174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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