Not a Far Stretch

by Carly Figman

We have been conditioned that combining the words “stretch” anddollar” is an overreach or unattainable. But what if we change the connotation of how the words are paired together? We have a mission at DollarDays to stretch your dollar so that any need is attainable. With nonprofits, we know an order for a case of soap it isn’t simply bars of soap. They may be part of hygiene kits for the homeless, distributed to those affected by a natural disaster, or offered in the school nurse’s office for a child who may not have access at home. These bars of soap can provide someone with a little hope and dignity. That is why we work as hard as we do to provide exceptional value at the lowest prices so we can support and assist more of those in need through our nonprofit partners.

As a business focused on helping with nonprofit needs, we know that sourcing quality items at low prices is imperative in supporting the ongoing programs in the community. We strive to educate ourselves on what each nonprofit is trying to accomplish. Our account managers work specifically with certain types of nonprofits so we are able to learn and concentrate on their product needs as well as develop the personal relationships that are key in building successful partnerships. By becoming experts in our partner nonprofits, our team members are able to look into specific products needed at prices that will work with and stretch the amount desired. If the budget is $100 for blankets, we want to provide as many blankets for that monetary value. By taking what we are given and stretching it, we are able to effect more positive change in our community.

Engaging with our nonprofit partners over the phone about their events and programs is important, but it is crucial for us as a company to attend and volunteer to support them and our community further. What types of supplies may be needed and what time of year? Can we order early to cut the cost and increase how many items are ordered and stay in the designated budget? Being present and seeing how our products are used is key our awareness of what is needed, and, more importantly, assists in the support of our community. The products we carry have helped to solve many issues, but it takes manpower to put those practices into effect. 

So how do we continue to grow and help our partners grow? By stretching every dollar. With free shipping and no order minimums, we are committed to making every last cent count. Ordering wholesale with us is the ultimate way to make your money work: more items for the same price. Our Wish List program helps nonprofits register for all their needs, and enables their donors to purchase any and all their program needs at the best possible price. Looking forward to our busy season with back-to-school drives, we are ready to serve our partners and the Phoenix community and stretch every part of every budget line so that we can positively impact as many lives as possible.

Carly Figman is account-based marketing manager with Dollar Days.

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