FTP Chooses Nonprofit for Annual Fundraiser

Fresh Touch Publicity has selected local nonprofit organization Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy for its 4th annual “The Simply Giving Project” to put on a grassroots fundraiser Nov. 7-17.

MEA is a program that teaches the youth how to build a business while developing leadership skills and abilities. Its inaugural group created “Sweet Cups,” which is an-all natural lemonade beverage.

“I was impressed when I had the opportunity to see the MEA kids present Sweet Cups at their investor’s brunch last summer,” said TJ Jefferson, Principal Owner of Fresh Touch Publicity. “The kids knew every aspect of their business and I felt the MEA program was necessary.”

The “Simply Giving Project” was created to help the smaller nonprofit organizations with their funds and tangible needs. FTP was able to collect over $700 and about 100lbs of personal hygiene items for young girls in the GirlzLife organization last year.

This year’s sponsors are The TeeShirt Lab, J Whitlow Consulting, ColeMane Music, Unique Landscaping & Lawn Services, The Professional Look Cleaning Solutions and Tell Publishing. Sponsorships opportunities are still available. Email at simplygiving@ftpublicity.com. For more information about MEA, visit www.mymeakid.org/.

Something Good in Memphis

Memphis' newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, featured FTP's owner TJ Jefferson for FTP's 2nd Annual "Simply Giving Project". It read:

 

T.J. Jefferson has been nominated for recognition in MIFA's Something Good in Memphis campaign by Ieshea Hartwell.

 

Hartwell writes: "Because of our city's growing recognition for entrepreneur development and support, T.J. Jefferson recently moved her business from Atlanta to Memphis. Already she has a holiday giving project under way to collect clothes, shoes, food and money for our community. She is from Memphis and is so happy to bring her business to her hometown. For reasons like this, there are good things going on in Memphis, and she wants to be part of that positive community."

 

CREDIT: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/dec/22/something-good-in-memphis/

FTP Asks Memphians to Simply Give

MEMPHIS, Tenn- Fresh Touch Publicity (FTP) kicked off its 2nd Annual “Simply Giving Project” Nov. 1st, in which Memphians are asked to donate clothes, shoes, food, and money to the Serving In Christ Outreach Ministry (SICOM). These items are considered urgent need items because SICOM, a nonprofit organization, receives requests daily from people in the community needing them.

 

TJ Jefferson, owner of FTP, felt that it was important to partner with an organization that is in direct contact with the community on a regular basis. Fortunately, SICOM gives food and clothes to the people in the community throughout the year since 2010 when the organization was founded by Memphian Lashanta Rudd. The SICOM facility, headquartered in the Orange Mound area, has a computer room, food pantry, and clothing room to store donated items.

 

“When I was visiting the SICOM facilities, I witnessed someone calling in need of clothes for a job interview,” Jefferson said. “That confirmed that the ‘Simply Giving Project” was necessary.”

 

The “Simply Giving Project” runs from Nov. 1st through Nov. 26th online and items can be dropped off at 2546 Deadrick Ave and monetary donations can be made securely on SICOM’s website at www.ServingInChrist.weebly.com.

 

The sponsors are local small businesses- RichED Consults, an education consulting firm, Cocky Cutz, a barber shop and Kreative Kustom Wear, a graphic t-shirt printing company.