Small Business Saturday-Shop Montague, Donate New Warm Winter Items, Take An “Elfie”

If you want to guarantee a spot on Santa’s “Nice” list, shop our local merchants on Montague Street this weekend during American Express’ Small Business Saturday, November 25th.  Businesses will offer special discounts, complimentary treats and holiday cheer and free gifts with purchase. Participating vendors include City Chemist, Lassen & Hennings, Montague Wines & Spirits and more.

The Montague BID also invites you to donate new warm winter items such as socks, gloves, scarves and hats. Donations will benefit children and families at Brooklyn’s The Family Center.  Last year, The Family Center provided more than 4,000 New Yorkers with hands-on support from health services to legal support and beyond.  “We are so grateful to the Montague Street BID and all Brooklyn residents willing to donate items to keep our children and families warm this winter.  Over 95% of our client families live on incomes below the federal poverty threshold and sometimes, a new pair of gloves is just not in the budget.  Thanks to the Montague Street BID and those who donate and take “Elfies,” our kids and their parents will be warm this winter,” says Ivy Gamble Cobb, The Family Center Executive Director.

Everyone who donates can take a free “Elfie,” a selfie with an elf between 12:00 and 2:00 pm. “Selfies with Elves was such a success last year, that we hope all New Yorkers will come out again to support small businesses on Montague Street and generously support members of our community in need by donating cold weather gear for the children and families at The Family Center,” said Kate Chura, executive director, Montague Street BID. “Now more then ever, we all need to show each other more kindness. On behalf of the businesses on Montague Street, we hope that everyone will show Brooklyn’s families in need that we support them and believe in a sustainable, brighter future for them,” Chura added.

Shoppers are encouraged to post their “Elfies” on social media using hashtags #ElfiesOnMontague, #ShopMontague, #ShopSmall.  Tag @AmericanExpress, @ShopSmall on Instagram; @SmallBusinessSaturday and @MontagueBid on Facebook.

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