Join The Network
There has never been a more crucial time where every single community member needs to work together. The challenges that society in general face are unprecedented, and for some people it is devastating. We believe there is magic when community is able to come together to support people facing difficult times.
We are creating a collaborative network of front line organizations, businesses and donors to proactively manage the community’s most needed goods.
Why Should You Join
What if we could help your business, while helping the community?
Its no secret that big things happen when the community works together. Become better connected to groups within the community that are actively working to make it better. Your business becomes part of the supply chain ‘Powered For Good’, and your brand becomes known in the community of social good.
Purchasing by the younger generations is becoming more cause driven. As businesses and organizations work together, there will be the network effect. Business will flow from organizations wanting to purchase items, donors that want to purchase your products for a local organization, or people within the community that are supporting your business just because of your involvement in the network.
Businesses are always looking to help out in the community. Sometimes they will donate or raise money for a specific charity. We are giving them another option to help supply an organization with the goods that it needs.
When you do inventory, chances are there are some items that you need to clear out. Whether you donate these goods or sell them at discount. We can take any inventory you do not want, and will distribute it to organizations that will use it. Conventionally this may be difficult to arrange as not all organizations have the capacity to store a lot. We can faciliate the temporary placement of goods so multiple organizations can have access. Your business all of a sudden becomes a partner to one or many front line organizations.
A problem with many in-kind programs is that goods are given that are not needed at a particular point of time. Giving something might be a good gesture, but truthfully it becomes a burden on the receiving organization if they don’t need the good. We validate needs of goods through our front line partners and distribute the goods where they are truly needed.
Help Us Take Action on Community Needs
We work with local organizations to understand what is needed to support the community. They publish an ‘Urgent Items List’ and is compiled in our database along with all of the other organizations in the community to get a general snapshot at any given point. This enables us to implement efficiencies in giving and management of the goods.
Register Your Business
There are so many things that organizations could use to help their community members or improve their operation. If your business has a product or service that organizations could benefit from in a time of need sign up below and become part of the network of support. Your level of involvement is up to you. Whether you will become a trusted partner to buy goods and services from, help spread the need to your community, or donate a product or service to fill a need, we want to talk to you.
And so many other possibilities!!
If you have any other suggestions, feel free to message us.
The name of ‘Sprout’ comes from the belief that when we are nurtured and cared for through difficult times, we are given opportunity to reach our potential. This belief can be re-enforced through community coming together for the support of our most vulnerable citizens. We aspire to help collaboratively lift people up, while creating benefits for local businesses.
Enable a 'Digital Donation Box'
We are increasingly moving to a digital economy. There is less in store interaction and more online purchasing. This could mean that the donation box that you have set up in your store, isn’t seen as much as it used to be. We are bringing this concept in line with the digital economy, and enabling your customers to support organizations in the community, through the purchase of your products.
So You Decide to Join, How Can You Help?
There are many things you do to ensure community is looked after. Here are some of the things that we can help facilitate.
When you sign up with us you will get access to your own community impact dashboard that will track every need of the community and every product or service you donate. The system will give notify you when a community need matches with the criteria in which you are able to help.
We are Currently Seeking Community Partners in
Edmonton and Area
Calgary and Area
We have worked with the following businesses to deliver needed goods into the community. Sign up below to be part of this growing network of good!
Through Stormtech’s, Nature for Nurture fund, they have committed to donating 1% of their global sales in the form of product to organizations in the community. We are working with Stormtech to help identify needs within the community that could accept their product, and provide them with an effective way to donate. Recently, The United Way of the Alberta Capital Region identified some needs that they could help deliver in the Edmonton region and Stormtech is delivering in a big way.
Pairs of Socks
At the beginning of the pandemic, a campaign was created to provide meals for families at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Through the campaign, money was raised for over a hundred pre made healthy meals from Bite Me Meals who also stepped up and donated another 100 for a total of 230 meals.