Futures, Inc. Partners with Groupon Grassroots to Make a Difference



Hartford, CT – November 5, 2012   Futures, Inc. and the philanthropic arm of Groupon – Groupon Grassroots – announce the launch of their “Make a Difference Campaign” to provide holiday gifts and lunches to students and adults with disabilities, many of whom are economically disadvantaged.

Futures “Make a Difference Campaign’ will be available on the Hartford Groupon Grassroots page www.groupon.com/deals/futures-inc beginning Monday, November 5th and running through Sunday, November 11th. Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge their support in increments of $10. Each  $30 donation will provide a Holiday gift and lunch to a student or adult with a disability.

“Many of the students and adults that we serve receive few gifts and do not attend holiday gatherings,” said Pam DonAroma, Futures, Inc. Executive Director. We are looking forward to employing the collective action model of Groupon Grassroots to brighten the holidays for so many. And, we hope this initiative will increase awareness of Futures, Inc. as one the organizations that has been doing good work in Hartford for many years.”

One hundred percent of proceeds from the Groupon Grassroots campaign will be used for holiday gifts and lunches for students and adults with disabilities.

About Futures, Inc. — Futures, Inc. is a state-wide non-profit organization that provides educational services, job training, social opportunities and support strategies for individuals with disabilities. Futures School in Hartford, CT was the first private special education school approved by the Connecticut Department of Education. Their Adults Services Division and Good Cause Gifts, LLC offers on-the-job training and employment along with teaching independent living skills.

About Groupon Grassroots. — Groupon Grassroots was launched in Chicago in 2010 and features local campaigns in over 65 markets nationwide that enable Groupon users to have fun and do good while making a positive impact in their communities. Groupon Grassroots uses a collective action model to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations. Find out more about Groupon Grassroots and how to become a featured organization at their website:  http://grassroots.groupon.com

 Futures, Inc

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2012

Contact: Pam DonAroma

Futures, Inc.

860-347-5099 ext. 226

860-614-1501 Mobile



Erin Yeager