"It's the economy, stupid."
By posting this blog piece, BlogHer has agreed to donate $5 to Starbucks for my efforts. Starbucks, in turn, is donating $5 million dollars to fund small business loans and other projects with the intent of stimulating job creation.
Beginning today, you can also donate to this fund through the createjobsforusa.org website, or at Starbucks, and 100% of your donation will go directly to the fund. Donors who contribute $5 or more will receive a red, white and blue wristband with the message “Indivisible.”
Every $5 donation will result in $35 in financing to support community businesses, because the CDFI lenders will issue $30 in financing, on average, for each $5 donation. You can read about some of the fantastic success stories at the Create Jobs for USA site: http://www.createjobsforusa.org/Success-Stories/success-stories,default,pg.html.