Round It Up America

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A simple program that gives everyday Americans the opportunity to donate pocket change by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar.

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Round It Up America

  1. 1. RO U ND UP. DON ATE CH AN G E. MA KE A DIFFERENC E. rounditupamerica.org
  2. 2. A simple program that gives everyday Americans the opportunity to donate pocket change by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful.
  3. 3. How does it work? Credit card receipts include a line called “Round Up For Charity.” Guests simply round up to the nearest dollar.
  4. 4. Yard House has approximately 5,600 Round It Up America TM opportunities every day
  5. 5. Each Yard House location raises an average of $41.50 per day $1,037 collectively
  6. 6. 365 days a year
  7. 7. Yard House is on track to raise over $350,000 in its’ first year with Round It Up America TM
  8. 8. Imagine the possibilities of a full scale movement within the restaurant community
  9. 9. Mission Partner Possibilities 500 restaurants raising an average of $25/day = $4,537,500 annually 5,000 restaurants raising an average of $25/day = $45,375,000 annually
  10. 10. Mission Partner Possibilities California is home to 90,000 restaurants.
  11. 11. How will the funds be granted? 95% of funds raised by Round It Up America™ will directly benefit the communities we serve 75% • FLEXIBLE GIVING granted to non-profits recommended by the trustee/s in Mission Partners respective communities 10% • NATIONAL RELIEF will service a National Fund that will be guided by Round It Up America trustees based on national needs. 10% COMBINED • EDUCATION 5% allocated to the corresponding State Restaurant Educational Foundation 5% is granted for educational programs of Mission Partner’s choosing 3% • ADMINISTRATION & MARKETING allocated to the corresponding State Restaurant Association for administrative costs 2% • COMMUNITY FOUNDATION allocated to cover the Administator/Community Foundation administrative costs
  12. 12. Who can you help? Local non-profit agencies, including food banks, homeless shelters, crisis relief centers, emergency assistance for military troops and their families, and services that protect the welfare of children and older adults living in our communities.
  13. 13. In The News Round It Up America™ makes Nation’s Restaurant News on October 26, 2009
  14. 14. Supported Organizations
  15. 15. Testimonials “For many years I have been trying to convince American Express to make a program like this available. I hope you can convince other chains to participate in this sensational program. Thank you for thinking so kindly about the less fortunate in America.” Arthur Auerbach, Yard House Guest “Times are really tough right now, and I personally think Round It Up America is great! We’re able to help three different organizations in our community and it makes me proud.” Theresa Munoz, Yard House Food Server
  16. 16. Testimonials “We are delighted to be selected as a recipient of Round It Up America. Based on your projects this would equal 44,000 meals for our community, so THANK YOU!! We’re excited to promote the program in the Metro Denver area and get lots of supporters of the Food Bank to the restaurant to participate.” Janie Gianotsos, Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Food Bank of the Rockies “Round It Up America is a great way to make a charitable contribution to support needs in our community. The concept has potential for tremendous leverage.” Shelley Hoss, President, Orange County Community Foundation
  17. 17. Program Administration Round It Up America™ is administered by Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage, support and facilitate philanthropy. OCCF serves donors and nonprofit agencies working towards a common goal: to improve the quality of life for our communities.

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