CoupFund, a daily deal site for nonprofits and merchants, is partnering with leading nonprofit Little City and six merchanges to drive sales for the merchants and fund raising for Little City.
CoupFund, a Chicago-based daily deal and online couponing company, announced today an exclusive partnership with Little City Foundation, an organization that helps children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities live fulfilling lives. Five restaurants using CoupFund's daily deal have chosen Little City to be their nonprofit entity, including Eshticken, HD Fitness, La Tosca Ristorante Italiana & Pizzeria, Photos Hotdogs and Wah-Moy.
"We are pleased that these local businesses chose Little City to be the preferred nonprofit for their daily deals," said Little City Executive Director Shawn E. Jeffers. "CoupFund has taken the daily deal concept to new heights with a twist that incorporates the value of cause related marketing. We look to further our relationship with CoupFund's daily deal vendors."
For more than 50 years, Little City has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Little City's main therapeutic, 56-acre campus is based in Palatine, with 15 group homes in the surrounding neighborhoods and a foster care and adoption office in Chicago.
"We can't tell you how happy we are that our daily deal restaurants saw fit to choose Little City to be the nonprofit in their deals," said Bill Gibson, COO of CoupFund. "We are seeing many nonprofits looking to find new and innovative ways to drive fundraising in a very difficult economic climate. We think CoupFund has an answer."
Among the restaurants participating with Little City on deals are:
• Eshticken Pizza - Home of the zero carb crust based in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
• HD Fitness - Brand new fitness center with state-of-the-art facilities in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
• La Tosca Ristorante Italiana & Pizzeria - Fine Italian dining with generations-old recipes for familiar Italian favorites in Villa Park, Ill.
• Photos Hotdogs - Dine in or take out delivery, Photos Hotdogs offers great food at a reasonable price in Mt. Prospect and Palatine, Ill.
• Wah-Moy -- Wah-Moy is a quick service Chinese food restaurant focused on providing customers with a healthy alternative to a home cooked meal at a reasonable price in Palatine, Ill.
Through the CoupFund model, businesses donate a number of items to nonprofit organizations that in turn sell them as daily deals on CoupFund's website. Consumers buy coupons on CoupFund's website at discounts off the retail price and also have the option to donate to the nonprofit organization directly. The businesses that are selling the coupons receive charitable donation acknowledgement letters from the nonprofit organization to be used for tax deduction purposes as well as receiving new customers through the coupons issued. The nonprofit organizations receive funding from a portion of the proceeds of the coupon sales as well as receiving awareness for their cause.
CoupFund offers a funding model that helps nonprofit organizations, businesses and customers benefit organizationally, socially and monetarily by leveraging daily deals and couponing through the CoupFund website. The CoupFund website is a unique platform for these groups to form relationships with one another and benefit from them. Learn more about CoupFund at www.coupfund.com.
About Little City Foundation
For more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for Illinois' most vulnerable citizens, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and wellness. Little City's ChildBridge Services include in-home personal and family supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services and special needs foster care and adoption. Little City's LifePath Adult Services offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based services, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more. The organization has a 56-acre campus in Palatine and offices in Chicago. Visit www.littlecity.org.