There are still a few hours left in Giving Tuesday, and I didn’t want to let some very cool news slip by without me mentioning it.
I am the General Manager of Great Sage in Clarksville, MD. Great Sage is a Vegan restaurant and it is part of the businesses that make up, The Conscious Corner. Included in that group of businesses is Roots Market, Bark, and Nest. Very cool businesses that consistently strive to better our world. Here’s the Roots Market Logo!Anyway, one of the wonderful things that my employers offer is something called, 2% for the Planet. 2% for the Planet is a program in which employees of the Conscious Corner can choose to have 2% of the profit of their purchases in Roots Market, go to charitable organizations. These organizations are nominated by and voted on by the employees. After a couple of election cycles, the organization that I keep nominating has been voted to receive this money!! My favorite charitable organization is Earl’s Place in Baltimore. Here’s the link to their website,
Sheila Helgerson and her staff help men that have suffered under the oppression of addiction, lack of opportunity and homelessness, get clean, prepare to enter or reenter the workforce and find housing and self-sustainability.
I just want to let the world know just how cool it is that I work for people that promote this type of wonderfulness and I hope that maybe this inspires other business owners to do the same. This is also the reason I nominated Roots Market as one of the Baltimore area’s “Best Places To Work” in Baltimore Magazine. Here’s the Great Sage logo! If you want to pick a charity to contribute to, Earl’s Place is a good one. I recommend picking one that is in your community.