Dear Oakland County Downtown Friends,

Fans of Oakland County downtowns can show support for the small businesses that make the communities they live and/or work in special by participating in this crowdfunding campaign.

The Main Street Oakland County Program has a fundraiser running and is matching 1:1 the dollars raised up to $4,000 for eligible communities. A community can raise far more, though, with valued supporters, like you.

See all the community stories at patronicity.com/MSOC — scroll down to learn more about their campaign. The participating communities are Berkley, Birmingham, Clarkston, Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Franklin, Hazel Park, Highland, Holly, Lake Orion, Lathrup Village, Leonard, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, South Lyon, and Wixom.

TO DONATE DIRECTLY TO DOWNTOWN LAKE ORION’S CAMPAIGN, PLEASE SEE OUR CAMPAIGN PAGE.

HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED
Local small businesses (defined as independently owned and operated with 30 employees or less) will receive critical help with things like rent, payroll, supplies and marketing. This program may be their only funding source in order to stay in business. Funding decisions will be made at the local level.

CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER AND SPONSOR
The Main Street Oakland County Program is part of Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs. It is the only countywide Coordinating Main Street Program in the U.S., as recognized by the National Main Street Center.
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This is the first county-wide crowdfunding campaign in the U.S. for Main Street programs.

Click here or watch below to check out the story that ran on Fox 2 News.
Thank you for any support you can provide.