November 30, 2016


Give & Toke is the first giving campaign of its kind within the cannabis community Denver, CO, November 30, 2016– #GivingTuesday just ended and with the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions who said “That good people don’t smoke marijuana”, to prove him wrong, the Cannabis Community is coming together for a day of giving called Give & Toke in order to show that they are in fact good by doing good and supporting small and local nonprofits on December 6, 2016.

As stated by Richard L. P. Solosky, Principal Partner of 420 Philanthropy Consultants, the presenting sponsors of this cannabis community holiday giving campaign:

“There are many questions surrounding the validity of a states’ rights argument for cannabis with regard to this new administration. Give & Toke is a proactive and impactful way of demonstrating the commitment and value the cannabis industry presents to its local communities and how deep-rooted it has become to the very fabric of those same communities.”

Before the possible struggles, the cannabis community is helping struggling small nonprofits in their community and making a difference, differently by uniting to raise money to support small and local 501c3 nonprofits. In the U.S., 55% of nonprofits are considered small yet they account for just 3% of the revenue in the entire nonprofit sector, thus need the most help and will benefit most by this campaign. Shannon Brooks, Director of Marketing for LIGHTSHADE says,

“It is very important to all of us at Lightshade to give back to the community. We believe that the Give & Toke program is a great opportunity for the Cannabis industry to work together to support the people in the incredible state that we live in.”

Presented by 420 Philanthropy Consultants and supported by local cannabis companies like LIGHTSHADE and others, Give & Toke has created a giving portal, ! 100% of the funds raised will go to support programs and services for small (under $1,000,000 annual budget) and local (Colorado-based) 501c3 nonprofit organizations! Taking place on December 6, 2016, is a strategic move, whereby there is an easy way to compare giving from the cannabis community and “mainstream” giving. Is it 1%? 10%? 20%? We will just have to wait and see!

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