The Wixom DDA has partnered with Main Street Oakland County and Patronicity for a support local fundraiser.

The COVID-19 Mom and Pop Business Relief Crowdfunding campaign supports designated communities adversely affected by the pandemic crisis. Dollars raised will be matched 1:1 with up to $4,000 from Main Street Oakland County.

Participating Main Street Oakland County Communities include Wixom, Pontiac, Ortonville, Berkley, South Lyon, Hazel Park, Madison Heights and Leonard.

“Wixom is a small town that has a rich history rooted in the railroad and automotive industries,” Wixom writes on their Patronicity page. “Our charming and vibrant downtown is the heart of our community which provides a unique experience to residents and visitors from across the state of Michigan. Whether it is attending a summer street festival, exercising in the park or visiting the Michigan Air Line Trail you will experience a friendly, welcoming community that supports one another.”

All funds will go directly to help downtown Wixom businesses during this crisis. Funding will be awarded through a local application process from each community, and their respective and identified downtown districts, where their local businesses can receive help on things such as rent, supplies, marketing, payroll and day to day operational needs. Every community will be able to determine their own application, review and distribution process. Small businesses will be defined as 30 employees or less, and independently owned and operated.

“As with many communities, our businesses are experiencing economic hardships and rely on the surrounding community to lend them support. We want to show our downtown businesses that we value their continued commitment to our downtown. Our community relies on these businesses as they rely on all of us. Together we can keep our downtown healthy and energetic.”

For more information or to donate, click here.

By Spinal Column Staff
May 06, 2020