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Local businesses join In Community to make a difference this holiday season

NORTH LIBERTY– Being “In Community” has taken on new meaning for a group of local businesses working to raise money for the Coralville and North Liberty food pantries. Fifteen businesses have joined together to promote shopping local and support the community. By working together, these businesses show the value of shopping local and raising more money for the pantries.
Each business will contribute in their unique way, but they are working together with the community for one goal: to raise money to support local food pantries. Promotions range from donating a portion of sales to matching donations from customers. With businesses, including retail stores, restaurants, service companies and many others, there is something for everyone who wants to shop local to support their community.
Learn more about “In Community” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or online at www.growincommunity.com created by Maudience.
Support your community. You shop locally, they donate a portion of their proceeds to local food pantries:

• Get your Christmas tree, wreaths and roping at Forevergreen Garden Center.
• Have lunch at Mirabito’s Italian restaurant.
• Enjoy a treat (popcorn, fudge and more) from the Popcorn Shoppe.
• Work it off at Performance Fitness.
• Wear new running gear from We Run.
• Get your Hawkeye or local school gear at Rage Graphics.
• Find that special something at Real Deals on Home Décor.
• Decorate your house with help from Bachmeier Carpet One.
• See the game better with glasses from Blink Vision.
• Have Christmas photos taken by Portraits by Jeanna.
• Insure your home, car and more with AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance.
• Bank locally with Hills Bank and Trust.
• Learn about local news and sales promotions in the North Liberty Leader newspaper.
• Send your presents early with Mail Print and More.

For more information on the participating businesses, and their promotions, contact Lucy Hershberger at 319-626-6770 or 319-430-9488, email lucyh@forevergreengrows.com, or visit Forevergreen Garden Center at 125 Forevergreen Rd. in Coralville (on the south edge of North Liberty).
For information on the North Liberty Community Pantry, contact Director Tina Dubois at 319-626-2711.
For information on The Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry, contact Director John Boller by emailing director@cefoodpantry.org.
The list of participating businesses for 2015 is AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance, Bachmeier Carpet One, Blink Vision, Forever Green, Hills Bank and Trust, Mirabito’s Italian Restaurant, Mail Print and More, Maudience, North Liberty Leader, Performance Fitness, Popcorn Shoppe, Portraits by Jeanna, Rage Grafix, Real Deals Home Décor and More and We Run.