You’ll probably do more shopping between now and your wedding that you’ll do any other point in your life. It’s the perfect time to support the local businesses that make such a difference in your life by joining the 3/50 project. Since  no one can explain it better than they can, I took this information right from their site;

3 Think about which three independently owned businesses you’d miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.

50 If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.* Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

68 For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

1 The number of people it takes to start the trend…you.

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.