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

Giving Back to the SPCA of Northern Nevada

 

Checks went out last week and today we received the above message from the SPCA of Northern Nevada.  Every time that you buy office supplies or printer supplies and you picked the SPCA, your money went to saving animals.  Thank you for the support, together we can improve the community just like we helped the SPCA.

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.

 

Reno Office Supply Store in News for Charitable Buiness Plan

Did you know It’s My Community Store is more than just a Reno office supply store? The store is founded on the idea of giving back to the community and it gives up to 10 percent of every order placed to a charity or non-profit organization of the buyer’s choice.

‘10 percent less’
by Garrett Valenzuela
Tribune photo by Garrett Valenzuela -- Jenifer Rose, founder and CEO of It s My Community Store in Sparks, is using her business to give back to local non-profit groups and charities.

Tribune photo by Garrett Valenzuela — Jenifer Rose, founder and CEO of It’s My Community Store in Sparks, is using her business to give back to local non-profit groups and charities.

SPARKS — Jenifer Rose has been in the office supply business for 20 years and each day she comes to work she is reminded “Post-It notes are not very exciting.”

This year Rose used her experience and expertise in the trade to incorporate the It’s My Community Store, an office supply store with a unique foundation. The store is founded on the idea of giving back to the community and it gives up to 10 percent of every order placed to a charity or non-profit organization of the buyer’s choice.

“To me it was a question of how can I take my knowledge of this industry and my contacts within it and make a difference in people’s lives,” Rose, CEO of It’s My Community Store, said, “So that when I come to work everyday, it is not about selling a Post-It note, it is about a sick child getting something that they need or for an animal to get rescued.”

It’s My Community Store recently linked with the Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN), The Washoe County Medical Society Alliance (AWCMS) and the Nevada Association of Legal Services (NALS) as associations buyers can donate to. Rose said the businesses and people within each organization can now choose to donate to a familiar non-profit and know where the money is going.

“Now they can choose, for example, the Builders foundation and they can know that their association is going to put that money back into the community and they can feel like they took part in doing something good for the community,” Rose said. “We have the ability to make a huge impact by making a simple change in something that we are going to buy anyway.”

Rose said she has dealt with the hesitation that comes from potential customers who think the 10 percent used to buy any of her 8,000 items comes from a price increase on her items. In fact, she said her prices are lower than most competing markets and that none of those suppliers are giving up 10 percent of their revenue.

“We are not charging 10 percent more and then giving 10 percent back. A lot of people are assuming they are going to pay 10 percent more, and I can almost guarantee they won’t,” she said. “We are very committed to the giving portion, but not at the expense of the business. That is not what this is about.”

In a press release regarding the additional charities being added to the It’s My Community Store give-back program, the organizations said they are excited about the opportunity to partner with the business.

“Since the construction industry downturn in 2007, those in the building business are scrutinizing company expense line items for savings—this partnership will help all of them in a myriad of ways,” said Tina Laramie, director of membership for BANN. “Additionally, our organization’s philanthropic arm, the Builders Association Charity (BAC), will benefit in its quest to assist those in need.”

Rose said the charities and associations she has partnered with have been “supportive and excited” about being an option for her customers. It was not until Rose actually began reaching out to the non-profit organizations that she realized how much help each charity could really use.

“I had the idea in my head and I knew what I wanted to do. But when I really started to find out about all the charities and all the programs, I really didn’t even have any conception. I didn’t even realize the scale that we have now learned it is,” Rose said. “If we didn’t have these charities, I don’t know what we would do. There are so many more of them than you can even imagine. It has been a great learning experience and it keeps things in perspective.”

Rose said the ultimate goal for her company is to “turn it into something great for northern Nevada” before making it possible in every city across the nation. She said she is looking forward to offering her customers the chance to help local charities, even if it means she is bringing in a little less profit.

“As long as there are people willing to support something, then I am glad to give them an avenue to do so,” Rose said. “I don’t foresee (having to stop giving 10 percent to charities) happening. It would break my heart if it did. I have been doing this a lot of years and I could have lived with 10 percent less. I might not have lived as well, but I could have lived with 10 percent less.”

It’s My Community Store in the News for Charity

It’s My Community Store, your friendly local Reno Sparks office supply store, was mentioned in the Reno Gazette Journal for partnering with three agencies to generate revenue for local charities. Read the story below.

It’s My Community Store in Sparks partners for charity

A Sparks-based online office supply store has teamed with three area agencies to generate a portion of its revenues for charities.

It’s My Community Store, which launched last year, is partnering with the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, the Washoe County Medical Society Alliance and the Nevada Association of Legal Services, said spokesman Aaron Walton.

When the collective 2,500 members of those agencies make purchases on itsmycommunitystore.com, he said, the online business will donate up to 10 percent of the sales to any charity or nonprofit on its list of the customer’s choosing.

So far, It’s My Community Store’s list includes more than 30 charities and this week added the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, Walton said.

“We’re growing. We’re signing new nonprofits every week,” he said. “The idea is we’re a new avenue of support.”

Jenifer Rose, CEO of It’s My Community Store, said the business, with five employees, does not mark up prices to offset the donations from sales of its office, business and school supplies which it ships from a warehouse in Sacramento.

“We want this to be a win-win for everyone,” Rose said in a statement. “It’s amazing the power people can have when they pull together.”

Tina Laramie, director of membership for the 500-member BANN, said the organization’s philanthropic arm, the Builders Association Charity, will be a benefactor of BANN’s partnership with It’s My Community Store.

“Since the construction industry downturn in 2007, those in the building business are scrutinizing company expense line items for savings. This partnership will help all of them in a myriad of ways,” Laramie said in a statement announcing the partnerships.

Added Victoria Francis, president of the Nevada Association of Legal Services, “Raising money for our association will help contribute to the advancement of our members through education and certification.”

Be Green: Recycle Toner

Reno, are you looking for an easy way to go green in your office? Look no further than your printer supplies. Recycle toner cartridges, don’t just throw them away. Here’s why:

  • It takes one gallon of oil to produce one toner cartridge
  • More than 350 million empty toner cartridges end up in landfills ever year
  • It takes 450 years for laser toner cartridges to decompose and some of the industrial plastic components up to one thousand years.

Most toner manufacturers make it super easy to take this environmentally-friendly step. So why not recycle them? Just drop your empty cartridges in the mail.

At It’s My Community Store we have a huge assortment of inks, toners and papers for all your laser, copier, fax and inkjet machines. Purchase your printer supplies from us and give back to the community simultaneously. You can give back up to 10 percent of your purchase to the organization of your choice. To benefit the community in more than one way, recycle your IMCS printing supplies when you are done with them.

Some School Supplies Contain Toxic Chemicals

As a leading Reno school supply distributor, we often hear about the excitement a child experiences when picking out their lunchbox and backpack before going off to school. But did you know that buying them that superhero lunch pail they just have to have may be putting them in danger? As it turns out, some children’s backpacks and lunchboxes may contain toxic chemicals necessarily want around your children.

A new report issued by the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ) found toxic chemicals in school supplies made from vinyl or PVC plastic. The chemicals, called phthalates, are used to soften vinyl, which is then turned into backpacks, 3-ring binders, rain boots, lunchboxes and more. Phthalates have been linked to birth defects, infertility, early puberty, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes and cancer and are dangerous at very low levels of exposure. The following show just how high the toxic levels in certain products are.

  • A Dora the Explorer Backpack contained phthalates over 69 times the limit set by the federal toy ban.
  • An Amazing Spider Man Backpack contained phthalates over 52 times the limit set by the federal toy ban.
  • A Disney Princess Lunchbox contained phthalates over 29 times the limit set by the federal toy ban.
  • An Amazing Spiderman Lunchbox contained phthalates over 27 times the limit set by the federal toy ban.

This is why It’s My Community Store suggests avoiding plastic products for your children. Instead purchase backpacks made of fabric materials such as our Deluxe Backpack. This way you can rest assured knowing your child is safely prepared for school while also giving back to the community.

Finding a Discount Office Supply store in Reno

The common saying, “You get what you pay for.” has always been true to life. But, it really shouldn’t be so with your Office Supplies Reno!

Our goal, at It’s My Community Store, is to provide our local Reno offices with supplies at affordable rates, quick and easy orders, and super fast shipping. So as a habit we offer competitive rates on affordable office supplies, we try to speed up the order process with our one-page checkout page, and most of our orders deliever in 1 – 2 business days. But wait! There’s a catch, we donate up to 10% of your order to a charity of your choice! How’s that for a good deal on Office Supplies, Reno?

If your a local Reno business looking for office supplies, call us for a custom quote on discounted office supply ( 1-855-720-2911 )