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4imprint® Doubles one by one® Promotional Products Grants Commitment for 2016
(OSHKOSH, Wis.) – For 10 years, the one by one program has awarded at least one $500 promotional products grant every business day. In 2015, the program saw its greatest demand for in-kind promotional products contributions from nonprofit organization – up more than 21% over 2014. Based on that need, the one by one program will double that commitment in 2016, awarding at least two $500 in-kind promotional products grants every business day.
“Over the last 10 years, we’ve been wowed by the clever ways nonprofit organizations have used promotional products to make things happen,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, CEO, 4imprint. “They’ve found thousands of unique ways to thank donors and volunteers, raise funds, build awareness and help people in need. It’s inspiring to see how their creativity improves lives and makes our communities better places to live.”
Facing a growing number of requests for promotional products grants, promotional products retailer 4imprint donated nearly $450,000 in promotional items through its one by one® charitable giving program in 2015.
A total of 893 promotional products grants were awarded in 2015, including 4th quarter donations of $86,000 to 172 organizations. Among the 4th quarter recipients:
- Viviana’s Memory Boxes will use Soft Cover Bound Journal in memory boxes they give to grieving mothers who have lost their child during birth. The journals help women process their feelings while they go through this difficult time.
- Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services, KPETS, will give away Fuzzy Bunch – Dogs in yellow t-shirts at their annual fundraising dinner event. Proceeds support their goal of providing human/animal interaction to those in need of comfort, encouragement, and rehabilitation.
- Youth Empowerment & Support Services, YESS, will host a Homeless for a Night fundraiser in June 2016 using their Fitness Mats w/ Carrying Case. The event is held at a local baseball field where participants will sleep outside for the night. A sponsor has pledged $100 to each participant who forgoes a tent and chooses to sleep only on the fitness mat for the night.
To view a complete list of 2015 recipients, visit onebyone.4imprint.com/2015.
In addition to awarding 893 promotional products in-kind grants in 2015, 4imprint donated product samples to 1,933 organizations doing charitable work in the US and Canada and to troops overseas.
Any U.S. 501(c)(3) organization, registered Canadian charity, school or religious organization can submit applications a minimum of two months before the items are needed, allowing time for applications to be processed and products to be delivered in time for scheduled events. Apply online for the 2016 one by one program at onebyone.4imprint.com.
About 4imprint’s one by one program
one by one is the charitable giving program of 4imprint. Since 2006, 4imprint’s one by one program has supported nonprofits with IRS-approved 501(c)3 status or Canadian-registered charities, religious organizations and accredited schools. Over the program’s history, the promotional products retailer has awarded $2,105,000 in promotional products grants to nonprofit organizations.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group plc, which is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. The Group serves hundreds of thousands of customers with promotional items throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. 4imprint offers corporate gifts, personalized gifts, custom T-shirts, promotional pens, travel mugs, tote bags, water bottles, Post-it® Notes, custom calendars, custom shirts and much more. For additional information, visit www.4imprint.com