New business aims to alleviate poverty issues in Calgary
For immediate release: June 13, 2016
CALGARY, AB – CMNGD (COMMONGOOD) is a social enterprise business that is committed to ending poverty in Calgary. Its first business venture is the launch of a linen laundry service that is tailored to the needs of the city’s high demand restaurant and hospitality industry. By employing homeless Calgarians, CMNGD offers an innovative solution to issues related to poverty. With the recent launch of its Alberta BoostR campaign, the company hopes to raise $10,000 by July 11, 2016 to help onboard restaurants and create employment hours.
CMNGD has partnered with the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre to provide employment mentorship, real living wages and support to those who face barriers to meaningful employment.
CMNGD has also partnered with Medium Rare Chef Apparel to provide custom laundering services for businesses, maintaining the quality of their high-end aprons, chef coats and uniforms. In addition, CMNGD offers convenience through straightforward billing and a twice weekly pick up and drop off linen service.
CMNGD launched ATB’s Alberta BoostR campaign (think Kickstarter but local) and has been chosen out of 15 companies to pitch at the Alberta BoostR 1 year anniversary June 23 at Flames Central. Those interested in donating to CMNGD can visit its Alberta BoostR campaign page. For more information on CMNGD or how to get involved, visit their website.
CMNGD (COMMONGOOD) is a movement aimed at ending poverty through social enterprise. Its first venture, CMNGD Linens, is a linen laundry service for the restaurant and hospitality in Calgary. CMNGD offers employment mentorship, real living wages, and support to those who face barriers to meaningful employment.
For more information, contact:
Hannah Cree & Dave Cree
Cofounders of CMNGD
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