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Donate now through May 5 to double your gift.
 
April 30, 2020
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Georgetown Friends,

We’re writing this email together at a time of global empathy to announce that Halcyon and the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) are teaming up to keep small business alive in our neighborhood and beyond, through a crowdfunding campaign.

Why:
  • The backbone of our economy: 48% of all US employees work for small businesses and 17% for a business with fewer than 20 employees (source).
  • Running out of time: 43% of small businesses foresee a permanent shutdown within six months if conditions hold (source), leaving thousands of employees out of work.
  • Equity: The smaller the business, the more likely it is to be owned by a woman or person of color (source).
  • Required for recovery: As keystones of our economy, healthy small businesses and their workers will help us rebuild from this.

What: 
A joint crowdfunding campaign 
from today through Tuesday, May 5 (#GivingTuesdayNow). All donations will be split evenly between Halcyon’s support for impact-based startups, and Georgetown BID’s relief campaign for thousands of local workers who’ve lost their jobs due to COVID-19. That means for each dollar given to provide emergency relief to small business workers in our neighborhood, another dollar will go to Halcyon’s world-changing fellows committed to creating future jobs and rebuilding from this crisis.

How: 
Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, all gifts until the end of #GivingTuesdayNow (May 5, 11:59 p.m.) will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.

Your gift today—of any size—will double. 

 
HELP NOW
We understand if you are not in the place to contribute – you can still help spread the word. Share the message on social media or add Halcyon to your “team” as part of the Greater Washington Giving Local Together campaign.

We can’t wait to see you again when we are all open for business.


All our best, and stay well,

The Halcyon and Georgetown BID Teams
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