Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC/DCI) is teaming up with Procter & Gamble and Empower to offer a way to support local businesses while getting some extra bang for your buck.
The project is called "Cincy Card Connection" and it matches any gift card purchased from their list of qualifying businesses with a minimum of $20 and a maximum of $100 per establishment, and a $500 maximum per person. Send a copy or photo of your receipt that includes the name of restaurant or store, date and gift card total via email to [email protected] with your name, mailing address and phone number, and they will send you a gift card to another similar Cincinnati establishment with a matching value.
"This is a challenging time for all of us, but COVID-19 is hitting certain industries particularly hard. Bars, restaurants and retailers are doing their best to serve their customers through carryout, delivery and online shopping options, but many small business owners need a cash infusion now to help them get through this difficult stretch," 3CDC's website reads.
If you'd like to support the cause but are not interested in purchasing a gift card at this time, you can donate to the collaborator's $37,500 matching fund.
For more information, visit 3CDC.org.