The other day I received an email from BlogHer about a very important initiative that is starting today, “The Create Jobs for USA” initiative. They asked if members could help spread the word and share how they may have been or are being effected by the economy.
Before I get to my story, here is a little bit of information about the program.
The wonderful team at BlogHer has recently partnered up with the great folks at Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network to get the word out about CreateJobsforUSA.org, launching today, November 1, 2011.
"The program basically goes like this "Starbucks is donating five million dollars to seed a fund at the Opportunity Finance Network for capital grants to local lenders who fund small businesses that make a difference."
Yes…. that is right, I said Starbucks. A big dog is going to help out the little dog.
And here is how you, the blogger, can make a difference:
Share your story on your blog and link createjobsfortheUSA.org. How has the economy affected you or your town? Do you know someone who cannot get a job or start a business? Are you worried about unemployment?
NOTE: BlogHer will donate $5 on behalf of each of the first 2,000 posts on this topic for their members. So my post here may already be making a difference for you or someone that you may know.