Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Support Aquinas and More if You Can!

I am a huge fan of supporting small businesses, seeing as I have a few of my own.  That is why, when I read that Aquinas and More Catholic Goods would be shutting their doors for good, I was saddened.  Not only was a small business going out of business but a CATHOLIC small business was going down.  This is rough, especially when there aren't that many Catholic books and gift stores left.  

Since Aquinas and More has gotten so many emails about them closing down, they've decided to do a two week fundraising campaign to try to raise $250, 000 that would allow them to restock and revamp, thus ensuring that they would be around for all of us for a while longer.

Starting today and running through March 19th, you can go to their Aquinas Angels page and make a donation.  If they don't reach their $250,000 goal, they will not process your donation and will shut their doors.  If they do reach it, they will process your donation and keep their doors open.

Also, whether you can make a donation or not, they are asking everyone to join them in praying that God's will be done for their business.  Every day during this period they will be praying the St. Michael prayer daily for this intention.

In their own words, here is what supporting their Angels campaign means:

Giving to the Aquinas and More Angel Campaign means helping to build and restore an authentic Catholic culture. No where else can you find such a ministry and mission – a living and serving, Catholic approach to shopping.

Aquinas and More is the “New Evangelization” in a nutshell. As part of the Year of Faith, we are called to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message, and go forth and proclaim the Gospel. That is the essence of Aquinas and More.
I hope you will be able to help out in this worthwhile endeavor, either through donating or praying...or both!  It is us Catholics who will help other Catholic small business owners stay in business.  Believe me, I know what this feels like!  Together we can help ensure that we will all be blessed by helping to keep this company afloat.
God Bless!