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New Clothes for You, New Jobs for USA

I’m going shopping this weekend. The weather here in Seattle seems to finally be turning a corner, which means it’s time to get some new spring clothes. But the real reason I’m hitting the racks (and why I’m telling you about it) is because from April 19-22, Banana Republic is donating 5% of purchases made (up to 500K) to the Opportunity Finance Network for the Create Jobs for USA fund, and giving me a 25% discount. So, the more I shop and save, the more they donate to a great cause!

And don’t worry, even if you’ve already made weekend plans and can’t make it to a store, you can still take part in the sale because the same deal applies to purchases made on BananaRepublic.com.

I’m inspired by their commitment to donate up to $500,000 over the four-day event. And 100% of that money will be used to provide much-needed financing to community businesses across the country dedicated to help create and sustain jobs.

Starbucks launched the Create Jobs for USA fund together with Opportunity Finance Network in November 2011 to provide an easy and convenient way for Americans to help other Americans. A $5 donation at Starbucks stores or createjobsforUSA.com gets you a red, white and blue Indivisible wristband to wear and show your support. To date we’ve raised over $7.5 million and loans are being given out to community businesses across the USA.

And thanks to you and companies like Banana Republic, we’re continuing the momentum. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to shop! To read about our success so far, visit CreateJobsforUSA.org.

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