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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Facebook Contributes $10,000 to Gift Fremont Program to Support Local Small Businesses

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Today, Facebook has donated $10,000 to support Gift Fremont, the ongoing City of Fremont program that allows community members to purchase eGift Cards from participating small businesses in Fremont, with the incentive of added monetary bonuses.

Facebook’s contribution will be used to fund a $5 bonus on all purchased gift cards valued at $20 or more, and a $15 bonus on all purchased gift cards valued at $40 or more. The contribution will also cover merchant fees associated with the Yiftee platform, which the program is run through.

The company has a Fremont campus in the Ardenwood District, and is providing tangible support to local small businesses across Fremont that form a critical part of the city’s economic infrastructure and overall community.

“Small businesses are the soul of our communities, and the heart of what we do at Facebook, so we’re here to help as they work through this incredibly challenging time. To build on our ongoing commitments to the small business community across the United States, we’re proud to partner with the City of Fremont to support local small businesses by contributing to the City’s innovative ‘Gift Fremont’ initiative,” said Auggie Torres, Facebook’s Community Engagement Manager.

Gift Fremont has successfully generated over $23,000 in small business revenue, with contributions from larger companies like Facebook that have allowed the program to keep running as COVID-related restrictions continue to impact Fremont’s restaurants, merchants, and other businesses.

“It has been a rewarding experience to see the Gift Fremont program flourish within our City, lending critical support for the local small businesses that call Fremont home,” said Fremont Mayor Lily Mei. “Many of them have been drastically impacted by COVID-19, and it is with contributions to this program from generous companies like Facebook that enable us continue to provide economic relief for our small business community.”

Fremont-based independent small businesses that are interested in participating in Gift Fremont can sign up to create custom-branded eGift Cards in minutes, which can be sold on their company website, Facebook pages, and through the Gift Fremont eGift Card platform itself.

To read more about the experiences of small businesses participating in the Gift Fremont program, please visit the Think Silicon Valley blog.

For questions about how you can donate or support small business owners in Fremont through Gift Fremont, please send an email.

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