It's 2010 Census time here in the United States, the questionnaire is scheduled to be mailed to every household in March. It's going to have just 10 questions. That would make the 2010 Census the shortest and easiest to complete since the first one was issued way back in 1790. Governments, businesses and non-profits all rely on the data collected from the Census. It determines the number of Congressional seats each state has, it decides city, county and school board seats. It directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to our communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation and much more. Helps with Civil Rights too.
I know this sounds awful, but I'm especially excited over the Census this year because we were able to score a few gigs for customized Census promotional items. So the 2010 Census for sure helped this small woman-owned business! We did some work for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the KAFSC (Korean American Family Service Center). You think small businesses have it bad? Non-profits are really struggling right now, so it's cool that the Federal Government gives grants for promotional materials. You have to meet their criteria but we were able to exceed their requirements by not only keeping within budget but using eco-friendly promotional items too. Best part ~ All were made in the USA.
Each product has to carry the Census Partner Organizations logo and the 2010 Census Logo. The project can not exceed $3,000.00 including charges from artwork to shipping. So really, you need a lot of bang for your buck. You want to reach as many people as you can to educate them about the importance of the Census. You have to get as many customized products as you can for the money and of course you want the product to be useful.
We did full color sticky note pads, pens and 100% cotton tote bags. Thanks for the trust, thanks for the business and special thanks to Paul Webster for thinking of us. We very much appreciate it. Brand on...