Shop Downtown App Makes Giving Tuesday A Year Round Event

New Shopping App Supports Nonprofits By Turning Popular Merchant Discount Card Promotions Into Convenient Mobile App

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MEDFORD, Ore.Nov. 29, 2022PRLog — Shop Downtown, a leading provider of digital downtown city-based merchant discount cards, today unveiled a new way for nonprofits to fundraise via the firm’s new mobile app, available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, just in time for this year’s Giving Tuesday.

The new Shop Downtown app presents a unique opportunity for non-profits. Here’s how it works: offers nonprofits a way to fund their own projects by selling ad space on the App to downtown businesses and sharing in the annual revenue created. A non-profit that signs-up fifty local businesses stands to make up to $10,000 per year for their cause. “We see the affiliation with local non-profits as a community-minded way to grow our footprint in cities and towns across the country,” said Wells.

The new fundraising platform offers participating organizations digital consulting, nonprofit formation, Google Ad grant application support, and a bevy of other features designed to make the process easy and transparent.

Additionally, the firm can white label and automate the creation of digital discount programs ( for charities and nonprofits for a small percentage of revenues generated – providing yet another avenue for local nonprofit organizations to raise funds.

About the app:

Available for iOS (Apple App Store ( and Android (Google Play (, the Shop Downtown app turns traditional physical merchant discount cards, long used to promote local, downtown businesses across the country; into a convenient, easy-to-use mobile application – bringing the concept and service into the 21st Century. Users unlock a bevy of downtown discounts ranging from five-to-fifteen percent on their purchases. “In a time of rising inflationary pressures, discounts have become increasingly attractive,” said Wells.

How it works:

Downtown businesses pay $400 per year, a little over $33 per month, for ad space on the app and in the directory. For that investment, businesses are listed in the app directory with their logo; contact information including, phone, email and directions; links to the business’s website and social media accounts which drives traffic to local stores.

The backstory – evolution of the app:

In 2013, Wells’ wife Heather opened a yarn shop in downtown Medford, Oregon. To help support the shop and other neighboring downtown businesses, the Wells started to offer shoppers a tangible discount for patronizing local businesses. First focused on Medford, Daniel Wells quickly began creating a database of downtown business directories nationwide. Wells expanded the footprint of the domain to create a directory of shops, restaurants and hotels for every City in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

At the same time, Eric Reimer and his partner Sean Nielsen were building a company to help small businesses, downtown communities and non-profits create their very own custom Mobile Applications. While doing their research, Reimer and Neilson encountered, which appeared at the top of most Google searches for downtown businesses, and immediately contacted Wells. In short order, they were collaborating and the new mobile app is the result.

Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Distributes Grant Funds to 20 Nonprofits at Friday Club Luncheon

Monies distributed benefitted nonprofits health and wellness needs through the Club’s SAS Grant Program

By: Kaye Communcations, Inc.

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BOCA RATON, Fla.July 28, 2022PRLog — Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton presents 20 nonprofits with Service Above Self Grant funding at the Club’s weekly membership luncheon meeting to support the organizations’ health and wellness needs for those in their service community.

During the weekly luncheon, now under newly installed 2022-2023 President Jeff Weber, each nonprofit was presented their donation and asked to speak about their organizations and how the grant monies will be used. Some grants included the various missions such as support for children with special needs

bereavement counseling, healthcare screenings, respite for caregiving youth, day of fun for children with disabilities and back to school backpacks and much more all health and wellness related.

The nonprofits that attended included:

  • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. /AVDA
  • American Association Caregiving Youth- AACY
  • American Disabilities Foundation (Boating and Beach Bash)
  • Best Foot Forward
  • Boca Helping Hands
  • Faulk Center For Counseling
  • Florence Fuller Development Centers
  • Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County
  • JARC
  • Adolph & Rose Levis JCC
  • Unicorn Foundation
  • Tomorrows Rainbow
  • Boca Raton Society for the Disabled, INC. DBA- Twin Palms Center for The Disabled
  • City House
  • Propel
  • Spirit of Giving
  • Sweet Dream Makers
  • Kidsafe
  • YMCA South Palm Beach County

Those unable to attend but will also be receiving funds are:

  • Kindness Matters

“The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton is pleased to be fulfill requests made to the Club’s ‘Service Above Self’ Grant program funded by the proceeds from our Club’s Sixth Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball held last November,” said David Eltringham, 2021-2022 president of the RCDBR Fund Board. “Now, more than ever, the demand to support the health and wellness of our community’s nonprofits is at a record high, and I am excited to have the opportunity to co-chair the Seventh Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball Fundraiser with Club Member Rosie Inguanzo Martin on Saturday, November 12, 2022 to continue our grant mission.”

About Rotary Downtown Boca Raton

The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton is dedicated to impacting the Boca Raton community through Rotary International’s mission of “Service Above Self”. The award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit’s purpose is to make a difference in the community by enhancing the lives of many in an environment that embraces and promotes integrity, fellowship, and trust. The RCDBR is one of 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries connecting 1.4 million Rotarians around the globe.

The Club this year will be presenting its Seventh Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball on Saturday, November 12, 2022, raising funds for local non-profits’ health and wellness initiatives the Honor Your Doctor Luncheon was founded by Honorary Rotarian Helen M. Babione. Approaching its 25th year, this event has recognized physician leadership and excellence while raising scholarship monies for students at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, students at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, healthcare students at Lynn University and Palm Beach State College.

For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities as well as ticket reservations (available September 1) for the Boca Raton Mayors Ball, visit or contact Jon Kaye at 561-392-5166, email

Meet Downtown Brooklyn’s New Family, PS Family, at Their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Earth Day Celebration

 Press and the public are invited to the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Earth Day Celebration at PS Family’s new Downtown Brooklyn office (297 Livingston Street) on Saturday April 23rd from 10am to 4pm.

The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, starts at 10 am, with remarks from local officials and community leaders. The ceremony ends at 11am after photographs and mingling. In celebration of Earth Day, PS Family is hosting free workshops for the community on immigration and Opening or Expanding a Childcare Business, and a live performance of Pistachio, a play about composing. New or gently used books, provided by the Brooklyn Book Bodega, will be given to children attending the event.

“This event is designed to celebrate our new office in a way that is meaningful and helpful for our providers, our families, and our community.” –Emilie Gay, Executive Director, PS Family Childcare Network

Full event details and schedule can be found here:

PS Family NYC is a child care network funded through the DOE, responsible for managing one of the largest Family Child Care Networks in NYC. PS Family NYC works directly with in-home child care providers, supporting their businesses with professional development workshops, training and paying the city subsidy for qualifying families enrolled in childcare programs in the network. PS Family helps find high quality, low cost or free childcare for families with children birth to 3 in Brooklyn and Queens.

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