Haverhill Chamber Announces Restaurant Support Program
[Updated March 25 at 9:12 a.m.]
The chamber announced that they’ve raised close to $10,000 in the past two days, thanks in no small part to the mayor who contributed $5,000 on the city’s behalf. This allows them to crank the engine back up and offer the gift card matching program again starting today, Wednesday, March 25. They will now match, dollar for dollar, up to $25 per customer. That means customers should be able to purchase a $50 gift card for $25 (or any lesser amount). They had been matching up to $50 per customer but are reducing the per customer amount to allow more families to take advantage of this offer.
The restaurants have a daily limit of $250, so make sure you purchase your card early in the day. The chamber will continue to need your help in raising more money. They’ve raised close to $25,000 total and are aiming for $35,000 by Friday. Please consider donating and spread to your network asking them to donate here. Continue to check Haverhillchamber.com for updates on the program and a running list of new delivery, etc. options for local restaurants.
Dougan Sherwood and the team from the Haverhill Chamber have announced an effort to help deliver immediate financial support to local restaurants. This program has two parts:
1. A GoFundMe platform, which you can find here if you want to donate. The Chamber put in $2,500 to get it started.
2. A “Dollar-For-Dollar” Gift Card Matching Program. For any participating restaurant, if a customer buys a gift card, they will match the amount, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50. Each restaurant will have a cap of $250 that it can request reimbursement for on a daily basis. That means restaurants should be able to sell $500 worth of gift cards daily, so long as none exceed the $50 per customer rule, and earn $250 collectively from customers and claim $250 from the Chamber.
The chamber stated in a press release that is it is vital for them to raise more money to keep this program going. Consider making a donation to the GoFundMe page and share this with other members of the community. Refer to their website for daily updates.