Give Something Back Business Products consistently upends my preconception that office supply companies must be boring.� If you can be remarkable and generous selling paperclips, then the sky is the limit when it comes to social business.
GSB has long been a leader in, well, giving something back to the community.� Since launching in 1991, it has given $4 million plus to charity, which accounts for over half of after-tax profits. And customers choose which community organizations receive the donations. (Check out previous coverage and an interview with the co-founder, Mike Hannigan.)
Paper = Food is GSB’s newest campaign, addressing local hunger issues.� For every case of 30% or 100% post-consumer recycled paper purchased in California, Portland, and Seattle, GSB and Boise Inc will donate $1 to a food bank in your county. �Each dollar can provide up to 7 meals at a food bank. This initiative has raised about $80,000 for food banks in less than one year.
I think this is just brilliant – it’s a triple win for the customer who gets to support the environment through recycled paper, support her community through food bank donations, and save money with GSB’s competitive prices.�