Showcasing Fort Wayne - Day 2 - Julia Fiechter and JFLendingAHand.com
On a dreary Sunday Laurie and I drove on out to see Julia Fiechter, a creative Fort Wayne Realtor who has come up with a brilliant new way to help the Fort Wayne community - its retailers, its consumers, and yes, its charities! Check out what we learned in between open house "lookers..."
I was a bit confused at first, but now I get it! Think Groupon meets Salvation Army! The program is designed to give back by working with local businesses, consumers and charities. Each participating retailer comes up with a creative offer as a customer incentive. For example, let's take a look at how Bandido's is participating.
Bandido's will give the customer 5% off their bill and donate 5% to the Community Harvest Food Bank when the customer shows their JFLendingahand.com client card. Talk about win-win-win!
But Julia didn't just design the program. She's also an active participant! As a Realtor with Mike Thomas Associates, Julia has committed to donating 10% of her commissions to the charity of her client's choice. Now that's putting your money where your mouth is!