On May 4th, FIG Stores is participating in the Relay For Life.
We’re in the midst of raising funds, and we need your help. For every like we receive on our Facebook page before May 4th, we’ll donate $1 to the Relay.
It’s a technique that’s worked before. Our valued customers have, through their social media savvy, enabled us to donate to such places as Camp Hope Haven and the Tidewater Crisis Pregnancy Center. We’re looking to continue the trend!
We’ve added a few extra incentives to help with the fundraising process.
If we receive 250 likes, our shipping manager Aaron Keckley will run the Relay dressed in full Lincoln regalia.
If we receive 500 likes, Aaron will run the Relay dressed as Paul Bunyan, complete with an ox and an axe.
If we receive 1,000 likes, Aaron will run the Relay dressed as a dinosaur.
To top it off, if we receive 1,500 likes three FIG staffers will run the race dressed like…well, we haven’t found the words for it yet. A picture will suffice:
Help us raise funds for the fight against cancer by liking our page and spreading the word!
We want to write Camp Hope Haven a check for $1,000.
In the spirit of that desire, we’ve extended our “1 Like = $1″ campaign for an extra week. Our page is at 372 likes and counting, and there’s a strong chance we’ll be able to hit our mark.
We need you, though. We need you to get involved, to like, to share, to comment. To re-post, re-pin, and re-tweet. Spend a few minutes, tell your friends and family, raise a bit of awareness. Become social media activists for a week.
Here’s a comment we received on our Facebook page a few days ago:
Think about it. Together, we can send almost a whole cabin of kids to camp.
The phrase “You can make a difference” suffers from an extreme case of overuse in our day and age, so we’re trying to use it sparingly. But this, this is real. It’s tangible. Every action you take on our behalf directly benefits these kids. Every click, site visit, conversation, etc…
You CAN make a difference.
We have one week. Are you ready?
We could talk for hours about Columbus.
That’s a lie, of course. So we’ll just leave this here for all concerned and go back to saving you money.
Ever heard of Camp Hope Haven?
It’s a free, week-long summer camp benefiting inner city children. It’s a place where young kids can engage in a variety of activities, including swimming, Bible study, horseback riding, sports, arts and crafts, etc…all in a safe, nurturing environment.
It’s run by the wonderful folks over at Union Mission Ministries, who’ve been “caring for the poor and needy” in the Hampton Roads community since 1892. They also run a homeless shelter, provide rehabilitation and jobs training, engage in local outreach, and create a network of support for the less fortunate.
We’d like you to partner with us to support these kids and this ministry.
For every like we receive on our Facebook page in the next week, we’ll donate $1 to Camp Hope Haven.
Check out the camp and the rest of UMM’s work at their website. http://www.unionmissionministries.org/learn/programs/camp/
Then head to our Facebook page and click that button. http://www.facebook.com/FIGStores
One minute. 1 like. $1.
This is how you make a difference.
Let’s get to know each other, shall we? How about a short Q&A to break the metaphorical ice?
What’s in a name?
FIG Stores is a play on the owners’ last name (Newton) and a reference to our brand motto, Faith In God.
What do we do?
We’re a cutting-edge online furniture retailer with a heck of a catalog, terrific customer service, and ambitions to become, as our founder put it, “the Chick-Fil-A of online retailing.”
What’s this blog for?
We like to talk a lot. Furniture, fashion, sports, cars, politics (might keep that in-house), life, death, God, burritos. This blog gives us a chance to share our thoughts with you. Let’s hope you want to hear them!
Why should you keep reading?
We want to connect with you, our customer. We want to establish a relationship with you, to show you that we’re more than the voice on the end of the phone. Leave us a comment, like us on Facebook, invite us to family holidays. This could be the start of something grand.