Hi, my name is Bo Wright, founder of Bonus Creative in Oklahoma City. As a small business owner, myself, I know the next days, weeks and months for small businesses look very uncertain. A lot of us will be doing what we can to stay operational.
The COVID-19 virus has affected everyone. Social distancing is the theme of the times, and this is bringing unexpected problems for everyone from professional sports franchises all the way down to mom and pop diners.
Professional athletes and team owners have committed to help their hourly employees in this time, and the government is trying to figure out how to help the American citizens.
Its difficult to find ways to help, when all of us are affected.
Small businesses are the backbone of America, and we don’t want that backbone to fail.
And now, in the state of Oklahoma, all "Non-Essential" businesses have been told to close their doors for 21 days. So we’ve decided to try to help some of these local, Oklahoma-owned small businesses, the locally owned boutiques, coffee shops, pizza shops, salons, gyms, etc.
To do this, we are launching the 20for20 Project.
Over the past week, we've had many businesses nominated for this project, and we've narrowed it down to 20 businesses across the state, whose day to day operations have been greatly affected by this nationwide shutdown.
As individuals we can help a little, but as a group, we can help a whole lot more.
So what we’re asking in this 20for20 project, is that you would consider donating $20 to the cause. At the end of the 20 days, we will take all the money donated, divide it evenly, and then deliver checks to each of the 20 businesses. Every dollar will go to these businesses.
Our goal is to be able to gift each business $5,000. In the grand scheme of things, its probably not a lot, but maybe its enough to keep the utilities paid, or to pay some employees during the down time.
If you want to help, but haven’t been able to figure out how, we ask you to take part in this Project. Although we are asking for $20, we will take donations of any amount.
Thank you for partnering with us and helping us be a difference in our community.
We would LOVE to reach more than just 20 small businesses, so in the event this project grows beyond our expectations, we will find more small businesses to bless!
Thank you for your support.
Here are the first 20 businesses we will be helping.
Big Poppys T-shirt Co. - Owasso, Ok
Buck Atom's - Tulsa, Ok
Cafe Kacao - Oklahoma City, Ok
Coffee Jerks - Oklahoma City, Ok
Connect Theatre Arts - Oklahoma City, Ok
Get Moore Game Performance - Moore, Ok
GreenHouse Outfitters - Tulsa, Ok
Grounds4Compassion - Oklahoma City, Ok
Higher Grounds - Warr Acres, Ok
Ida Red - Tulsa, Ok
LivyLu - Tulsa, Ok
One Innertainment - Oklahoma City, Ok
Pryor's Pizza Kitchen - Norman, Ok
Ritter Renovations - Bethany, Ok
Reed Ewing Photography - Oklahoma City, Ok
Serve Coffee Shop - Bethany, Ok
Stylist Amber Owsley - Tulsa, Ok
Vintage Pearl - Tulsa, Ok
VIP Salon - Oklahoma City, Ok
Wooden Hearts Boutique - Oklahoma City, Ok