Buy Now, Shop Later or DONATE to Business!

Small Businesses and Community - we are listening! Buy Now, Shop Later or DONATE to Business!

Now you can support your favorite business in two different ways!

Elmira Downtown Development, Inc. will accept donations with a goal of helping local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
1. Buy Gift Certificates for your favorite business OR
2. Provide a straight donation to your favorite business (will not receive a GC)

Many of the small businesses in the downtown district and surrounding area have had to close their doors indefinitely to customers and we, like many others in the community, worry about their future. The funds raised will be delivered to the small businesses before the end of year. For this project, we will add businesses outside our normal boundaries so if you don’t see an area business, please let us know and we will add.

For donation only: EDD is the Business Improvement District for the City of Elmira and a 501©3 and any contribution is tax deductible.

2020 continues to be a difficult time for our small business community. When our community comes together to support each other, great things happen. We already proved it…..

Buy Here Shop There - this initiative will promote gift certificate sales on behalf of downtown/Elmira businesses and offer an alternative way for customers to support local during this time. From online shopping to purchasing gift cards, your support during the days and weeks ahead means the world to our small business community. Many businesses still offer curbside pickup and limited-capacity outside seating, in addition to delivery! Let's continue to help our small business community!

With the Holiday Season here - what a perfect time to scratch some people off your shopping list. Coffee Shop, Favorite Lunch Spot, Favorite Dinner spot, Dance Lessons, Office supplies (not for your sweetheart though), Flowers, OR buy a gift certificate for your next haircut, massage, tattoo, jewelry store, dance studio, printing business, office supply store, or trial membership at the gym. All helping our small businesses.

How? Purchase gift certificates to a participating Elmira business ranging from $10 - $100. After the purchase is made, you will receive an email with a confirmation, we will then mail the certificate to you. Within two weeks, we will send a check to the business. It's that easy! Or DONATE to your Favorite Business.

General Gift Certificate

Holiday Gift Certificate

Winter Gift Certificate

Valentine Day Gift Certificate

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