WHY BLACK FRIDAY IS CANCELLED

“With our #BFIC campaign, we want to deepen the current national sentiment shifting away from Black Friday-style commercialism and join the call for better support for indie-business. #IBWknd20 provides an alternative to the traditional holiday shopping behavior by putting the spotlight on Philly’s diverse neighborhoods that are fueling our economy.”

Rasheed “Rafik” Abdellah
Managing Partner

 

Slide "I’m very excited to endorse the “Black Friday is cancelled” campaign by Indie-Life to support small businesses across Philadelphia. During this time of economic hardship, I can’t think of a better way to support our community than putting our dollars towards local businesses rather than big store chains or corporations. I know that I will be buying local this season and I encourage everyone in West and Southwest Philly to do the same!" Slide “Small businesses are the backbone of our communities and it’s crucial that we do more to foster their growth. It’s important to be a good neighbor by supporting others, especially during these difficult times we’re currently in. This is why I am proud to endorse Indie-Life’s ‘Black Friday Is Cancelled’ campaign, an initiative that incentivizes Philadelphians to shop small and buy local, and thereby invest in their communities." Slide "Considering the year we've had, it's more important than ever to support our local communities this holiday season. Doing holiday shopping at neighborhood small businesses and volunteering to give back to Philadelphians in need are both perfect ways to do just that. I'm very supportive of the 'Black Friday is Canceled' campaign and commend Indie-Life for bringing this concept to fruition.” Slide “Now, more than ever, we must support our small business owners and independent stores, which is why I’m supporting Indie-Life's Black Friday Is Cancelled Campaign. We must shop local - not only for the holidays, but every day. Investing in our small businesses and shopping small is investing in our community and neighborhoods as we all navigate and recover from this pandemic together.” Slide "Councilmember-at-Large Kendra Brooks "Small businesses are the lifeblood of the Philadelphia economy. This holiday season, we need to make sure that we are investing in our communities, not billionaire-run corporations. That's why I'm happy to support Indie-Life's "Black Friday is Canceled" campaign. By buying local you not only support struggling artists, makers, and small business-owners through this difficult time, you invest in Philadelphia's future as one of the most diverse, vibrant, and interesting cities in the country." Slide "People don't think about small businesses when they go shopping on Black Friday. And this is often also true for shopping in general. But this is the time to support a campaign like 'Black Friday Is Cancelled.' Especially now that people have been talking more about small businesses and black businesses due to COVID -- and being able to support our own communities. This is very much on brand with our office and the work we do. I think the timing is fantastic.” Slide "Thanks to Indie-Life for reminding Philadelphians how far their dollars can reach by encouraging them to support their local businesses. By shopping small and local, we can support our families and friends in our communities. Our dollars have legs!" Slide " Indie-Life's Black Friday Is Cancelled campaign, with its goal to encourage Philadelphians to shop small and buy local, is a much-needed rallying-cry around our city's small businesses that are particularly impacted by the current pandemic." Slide "I’m very excited to endorse the “Black Friday is cancelled” campaign by Indie-Life to support small businesses across Philadelphia. During this time of economic hardship, I can’t think of a better way to support our community than putting our dollars towards local businesses rather than big store chains or corporations. I know that I will be buying local this season and I encourage everyone in West and Southwest Philly to do the same! "

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