It’s time for the best holiday on the calendar!
Okay, so maybe not everyone feels that way about St. Patrick’s Day, but humor me for a minute: Recent numbers state there are around 4.9M people living in Ireland (with approximately 10% of the population being non-Irish). In the United States, nearly 33M (about 10%) of residents claim Irish heritage.
The great part about St. Patrick’s Day in America is that you don’t even have to have Irish lineage to celebrate. With parades being unlikely this year, St. Patrick’s Day provides us with a fun opportunity to kick out the winter doldrums and kick up our feet with plenty of shenanigans, food, drink, and of course, the craic.
If you’ve never made corned beef and cabbage before, now is a great time to give it a go. If you’re in need of a recipe, look no further. Meat’s not your thing? Try this vegan Irish Stew recipe instead. And if you’d like to guild the lily, take a note from last year’s home baker revolution and try this soda bread recipe.
I know what you’re thinking: why are you talking to me about St. Patrick’s Day? The answer is simple--because every time one of your donors orders a grocery and Guinness delivery via Shipt, or purchases an Instapot from Wal-Mart, or buys decorations at Oriental Trading Company, your nonprofit, team, school, club, or faith-based organization could be earning a percentage of every single purchase.
And not just on St. Patrick’s Day. ShopRaise provides a way for you to raise funds for your organization 24/7/365, and that’s no blarney! (You knew that joke was coming!)
Céad Míle Fáilte! (You are welcome, a thousand times, wherever you come from, whosoever you may be.)