Big Business Finds New Way to Support Local Charities Using Office Supplies

Businesses are using It’s My Community store as a way to give back to local charities and non-profits while they save money on office supplies.

Jenifer Rose is CEO and founder of It's My Community Store

Sparks, NV (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada and It’s My Community Store won big when the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa’s annual ink and toner bid went to It’s My Community Store for 2013.

“It’s a wonderful thing to know that a part of the revenue for ordinary business supplies purchased will be spread around to support non-profits,” said Kimberlee Tolkien, Executive Director of Administration, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

“It is no longer about buying or selling a pack of post-it notes or a toner cartridge, it’s about that pack of post it notes helping a child with cancer get the treatment they need,” Jenifer Rose, CEO of It’s My Community Store.

Granite Construction Sign and Supply Shop is another big company in northern Nevada that recently switched their office supply orders over to It’s My Community Store for its affordability, service, and commitment to our community.

“The orders came in timely, they were competitively priced and in some cases they actually beat the pricing we were getting before,” said Alicia Roman, Manager, Granite Construction Sign and Supply Shop. “When I found out that It’s My Community Store was willing to work with us and give a portion of our orders back to the charity of our choice, I thought this is a no brainer.”

Big northern Nevada businesses don’t just get to save money; they also have the opportunity to support non-profits in the area by choosing an organization to have up to 10 percent of the revenue from each order donated to. The donation impacts charities in a big way, the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa chose to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada and Granite Construction supports the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

“They’re going to place orders for the office supplies so why not in the process of doing so give back to the community,” said David Taylor, Marketing Director, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

“I think it’s very clever and it’s a great idea. The Atlantis gets something of value, the charity gets something of value and It’s My Community Store gets value so it is a three way thing and everybody can win,” said Marty Ozer, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada.

Non-profits welcome the extra support; unfortunately many organizations that do a lot for the northern Nevada community do not get enough support. The Washoe County Medical Alliance is one of these organizations.

“If our medical community would support us by purchasing through It’s My Community Store it would be fantastic for our organization, it would help us with the underwriting costs of our rummage sale, that would allow us to give 100 percent of the proceeds back to our community,” said Ingrid Drummer, President, Washoe County Medical Alliance.

With popular charities and non-profits like Northern Nevada Food Bank, Veterans Guest House, Boy and Girls Club, the Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra and over 55 more, It’s My Community Store has a charity or non-profit that anyone can connect with on a personal level.

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For more information, or to schedule an interview with Jenifer Rose, CEO, please contact Aaron at aaron(at)itsmycommunitystore(dot)com or by phone at (775)741-5041.

It’s My Community store is an office supply company dedicated to giving back to the community. Up to 10 percent of every order is donated to a local charity or non-profit of the customers choosing. This income allows non-profits and charities to help underprivileged children, build homes in their community and provide funding for cancer research. Established in 2011, It’s My Community Store continuously adds non-profits and charities as well as businesses dedicated to helping the community. Visit our web site at http://www.itsmycommunitystore.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

Company Experiences 26 Years of Growth with 70 Percent of Top Employees Coming From Half Way Houses and 12 Step Programs

Coast to Coast founder continues success by partnering with new company dedicated to helping people.

Simi Valley, California (PRWEB) May 09, 2013

Coast to Coast Computer Products has generated its financial success and consistent growth through giving people second chances. At Coast to Coast many of the employees are former convicts and recovering addicts. Giving people second chances and changing lives has paid off through the years. Currently Coast to Coast distributes over 50 million dollars a year of ink and toner products to corporate accounts nationwide, employs 200 people, and has shown growth 26 of the 27 years they have been in business.

Rick Roussin, CEO and founder of Coast to Coast Computer Products, is no stranger to addiction himself. Roussin created Coast to Coast when he was 24 years old and only 60 days clean from drugs and alcohol. In 1985 when Roussin created Coast to Coast he decided to give people with pasts similar to his own an opportunity. He provides his employees with the best compensation plan in the industry while creating a culture dedicated to the personal growth of each person. New hires are often found through half way houses and are put through rigorous training and coaching, with many of them coming out on top.

Stacie Henrich started working at Coast to Coast in 2009 and like many of her coworkers is a modern day rags to riches story. When Henrich started she was 37 years old, on food stamps and living in her parents’ house with her 10 year old daughter. Henrich now makes nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year, purchased her first home, has a 401k and drives a Mercedes.

“I myself was strung out on drugs and alcohol at a young age. My own road to recovery taught me that many talented, good people might end up down the wrong path and deserve a second and sometimes a third or fourth chance,” said Roussin. “People who may be caught up now need to know there is a solution and hope for them too. Of course there is a risk associated with hiring people with a tainted past, however overall the good far outweighs the bad.”

Coast to Coast isn’t Roussin’s only venture committed to making a difference. In 2011 Roussin partnered with Jenifer Rose to create It’s My Community Store, an office supply company that donates up to 10% of every order back to the charity of the customers choosing. It’s My Community Store is located in Northern Nevada but supplies customers and partners with charities across the nation.

“Rick has a highly motivational, positive attitude, with a don’t-quit-until-you-win expectation and amazing energy level. I’ve actually never seen anyone like him,” said Rose, CEO of It’s My Community Store. “Rick has been successful in helping people stay clean and sober and now we plan to be successful at raising money for charities through a product category businesses are already buying every day. We are excited to provide continued support to our elderly, our sick children, our veterans and thru the many wonderful causes that need support.”

During the development of It’s My Community Store Rose knew that Roussin would be the perfect partner. When she was ready to launch, Rose made the phone call and Roussin did not hesitate to help build another company that would change people’s lives.

With the help of Roussin, It’s My Community Store has been very successful in its first year. Now the company offers more than eight thousand products and gives back to more than 67 non-profits in five states. Rose says the company is continuing to grow and reach across the country helping more and more people every day and continues to win bids from large companies like the Non Profit Purchasing Group (NPPG), a national buying group containing over 800 members.

“It is no longer about a Post-it note or a toner cartridge, it’s about that same Post-it note, helping a child with cancer or a veteran get the help they need,” said Rose.

“We’ve helped a lot of people stay clean and sober at Coast to Coast, we are experiencing great success and plan to continue for years to come. I’m excited at the opportunity to grow a second company committed to giving back,” said Roussin.

Roussin is committed to giving people second chances and helping them stay clean and sober, while Rose is committed to creating a steady revenue stream for charities across the country. Two people partnered together to build companies that are based on the simple principle of supporting people and communities.

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For more information, or to schedule an interview with Rick Roussin or Jenifer Rose please contact Aaron at aaron(at)itsmycommunitystore(dot)com or by phone at (775)741-5041.

Coast to Coast was founded 25 years ago with a few basic principles:

  •     To provide our customers with excellent customer service by highly trained experts with products that save time and money and the environment at cost effective prices.
  •     To provide our employees with best compensation plan in our industry while creating a culture dedicated to the personal growth of each person. Happy employees equals happy customers.

Message from Rick Roussin, CEO: http://www.coastcoast.com/about_message-from-ceo.asp

Non-Profit Purchasing Group Announces Partnership with It’s My Community Store


Group purchasing organization exclusively serving the non-profit community, Non-Profit Purchasing Group (NPPG), teams up with It’s My Community Store, to provide members with premier office supplies while simultaneously giving back to the non-profit community.

We felt that it was important for our members to not only save money,but to be given the opportunity continue passing a blessing forward.

(San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013; image above: Jennifer Rose, CEO of My Community Store)

Leading group purchasing organization exclusively serving the non-profit community, Non-Profit Purchasing Group (NPPG), announced today its partnership with philanthropy driven office supply company, It’s My Community Store.

It’s My Community Store provides NPPG members with the chance to save money and support non-profits at the same time. NPPG members will have the ability to order office, printer, and fax supplies from It’s My Community Store at an extremely favorable price point available only to members. It’s My Community Store will donate as much as ten percent of the revenue from every order to a non-profit or charity of the customer’s choice. NPPG members who are also registered non-profits can be added to the It’s My Community Store website and will receive a quarterly donation of up to ten percent of their supporters’ orders and others who select their non-profit at check out.

This mutually beneficial relationship guarantees NPPG members receive the best quality items while contributing to causes dear to their hearts. Both NPPG and It’s My Community Store are ecstatic about the positive impact the partnership will have for NPPG members and charitable initiatives worldwide.

“We felt that it was important for our members to not only save money,” commented Alex Golin, President & CEO of NPPG Inc.”But to be given the opportunity continue passing a blessing forward. Whether they want to assign the proceeds to their own charity or someone else’s nonprofit organizations and charities can both benefit from purchasing their office supplies through the Non Profit Purchasing Group’s vendor partnership with It’s My Community Store.”

“I could not be more excited about partnering with NPPG. We have always been a charity based business that makes a donation with every order placed. Now we are partnering with a charity based buying group. The fit could not be any better,” beamed Jenifer Rose, CEO of It’s My Community Store.

The Non-Profit Purchasing Group (NPPG) is the first Group Purchasing Organization (“GPO”) dedicated exclusively to the non-profit and small business communities in both Canada and the United States. NPPG is committed to lowering the recurring costs of organizations by providing members with discounted rates on their most commonly purchased goods and services. NPPG is a membership based group that provides members with an online access portal to over a hundred different vendor partners, including Dell computers, Enterprise, and Recall. NPPG members have access to a variety of products and services where the discounted rates have already been pre-negotiated on their behalf. The company operates by its slogan: “Helping Those Who Help Others” and company mission to provide non-profits with effective resources that help organizations fulfill their missions.

About It’s My Community Store:
It’s My Community store is an office supply company dedicated to giving back to the community. Up to 10 percent of every order is donated to a local charity or non-profit of the customers choosing. This income allows non-profits and charities to help underprivileged children, build homes in their community and provide funding for cancer research. Established in 2011, It’s My Community Store continuously adds non-profits and charities as well as businesses dedicated to helping the community. Visit our website at http://www.itsmycommunitystore.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

It’s My Community Store featured on the Plush Life

It’s my Community Store shows how any business can give to the community

It’s My Community Store was featured on the Plush Life recently.  Businesses share their thoughts on our office supplies and printer supplies.  Also, non-profits express how It’s My Community Store helps their organization.

It’s My Community Store works with Reno Rebirth Blog

We are excited to say that recently we have been doing a lot of work with the Reno Rebirth Blog.  Jenifer, our CEO is doing monthly posts on what the Reno area can do to better the community, you can see the first post by clicking the link below.

How even a tiny business can show some community love

In addition to the monthly posts, It’s My Community Store was featured in a story by Mark Robison on Sunday. The story included several local businesses that are giving back to their community and of course our section about turning office supplies and printer supplies into funds for more than 50 non-profits.  Take a look at the article and what all these great businesses are doing for charities, non-profits, and their communities.

Charity drive: Some Northern Nevada businesses make helping others a key part of what they do

Big Companies Save Money With It’s My Community Store

Earlier this week one of our newer customers called looking for tape for their office labeler, but could not find it on our website. He provided me with an Office Depot part number and shortly after I was able to find the exact same product on our website, the only catch is that we offer the tape for five dollars less than Office Depot.

This isn’t the first time we have been more affordable than our competitors, in fact on average we save our customers 20 to 30 percent more than what they would spend at a big box store.

Another great example is our sticky notes; we sell 12 pads for $3.99. For the Office Depot brand it costs $14.99. You can’t find a better saving then that and on top of that you get the satisfaction of giving back to your community.

Another common misconception that we have encountered in the past few months is the thought that we can’t handle larger sized businesses; this of course is not true.  We currently provide office supplies to companies such as PENCOM, Tamarack Junction Casino, Reno Buick GMC Cadillac, GST International, and Creative Coverings. These businesses are all large scale companies, either by the number of people they employee, the amount of supplies they order, or the amount of area that they provide services for. The fact that we are a unique business doesn’t stop us from providing office supplies and printer supplies to large companies.

We are always looking to take on new businesses regardless of their size and monthly demand.  We offer reasonable prices and shipping costs as well as the satisfaction of knowing you helped a non-profit organization.  To request a custom quote please visit click here.

 

New Years Resolution: Get Organized!

Are you one of those office mates who struggles with a disorganized desk? Make your New Years Resolution to get and stay organized at work this year. It is as easy as adding certain Reno office supplies to your work place.

These desk organizers will make your life so much easier and improve the lives of others by giving back to the community with your purchase at It’s My Community Store.

 

Creative Ways to Use Office Supplies: Post-it Note Drilling Aids

We love the idea of taking Reno office supplies and using them in a smart and unique way.  Below is a neat trick for keeping things nice and clean with the common post-it note.

When drilling in drywall, stick a post-it underneath the drill, folded to catch all the dust. Then just throw away. The post-it works to catch the dust from drywall drilling and make cleanup a piece of cake!

Stay tuned to our blog for more creative ways to use office supplies in the future. Make your life easier and more fun with office supplies while improving the lives of others by giving back to the community with your purchase at It’s My Community Store.

 

 

Creative Ways to Use Office Supplies: Mouse Pads as Kitchen Aids

If there’s one thing more fun than using Reno office supplies in the office, it’s using Reno office supplies in the kitchen. Below are several fun ways to recycle old mouse pads and increase your efficiency in the kitchen at the same time.

Trivets
A mouse pad with a non-plastic coating can be put to use in the kitchen as a heat pad. Place it on your counter, table or any other surface you wish to protect from hot pots and pans.

Cabinet liners
Line up your old mouse pads in your kitchen cabinets. This is an excellent way to secure your plates and glasses from slipping.

Jar Openers
Most mouse pads have a rubber grip texture on their underside that’s perfect for loosening the lids from stubborn jars or bottles. Simply place the pad on the jar in question and twist with ease.

Stay tuned to our blog for more creative ways to use office supplies in the future. Make your life easier and more fun with office supplies while improving the lives of others by giving back to the community with your purchase at It’s My Community Store.