Nature’s Bin has served the Lakewood community for four decades as a source of fresh, healthy, organic foods, long before that became trendy. It’s also served the disabilities community with a mission to give people with both physical and mental disabilities training and skills marketable job skills.
But recently the area has been flooded with stores with similar offerings, often in fancier settings, and Nature’s Bin, despite its local base, its history and its mission, has faced stiff competition.
Because of that, patron Dana Aritonovich has organized a “Cash Mob” for this weekend, through Monday, an informal shopping event organized online in which participants agree to spend at least $20 at a specific establishment. More than 800 people have already committed on her Facebook event page to show up in the next four days. The store is open Monday through Saturday @ 9AM–9PM and Sunday 9AM–7PM. At 4PM Friday, the staff will thank Aritonovich and recognize some special guests. Tell the cashier you are there for the Cash Mob event and you’ll get a coupon good for 10% off your next visit.
“I support local businesses like Nature’s Bin because they are a great example of what a company can do for its community and employees,” says Aritonovich.