Fremont Puts on a Porch Parade with Gift Fremont Prizes for the Best Decorated Homes
The past few months have forced communities across the country to re-envision what gathering and celebrating looks like. From graduations and weekend farmers’ markets to annual holidays, the pandemic has put many staple community activities on hold. This month, the 4th of July was no exception. In Fremont, however, passionate community members didn’t let this stop them. Though a physical parade and a city fireworks show were out of the question, residents were able to celebrate their special day with a porch parade and house decor competition. Gift Fremont, an eGift card program launched in coordination with Yiftee, made delivering these gifts easy and safe.
With five total categories—Most Patriotic, Most Outstanding, People’s Choice, Spirit of Freedom, and Neighborhood—community members were able to show their support in a number of creative ways. Winners earn scaled eGift cards, with a 1st place Neighborhood gift of $200. They can choose an eGift card from between over 40 of the city’s independent businesses, and the eGifts never expire! This program was made possible by the hard work of Fremont’s residents, as well as Gift Fremont.
City and Sponsor Funds Provide Bonus Gifts on Top of Prizes
This 4th of July contest highlights the full potential of the Gift Fremont eGift program. Winners receive gifts to be redeemed at local businesses in the community. Additional funds provided by the city and corporate sponsors allow each recipient to also earn a bonus eGift. $5 bonuses were sent to all 2nd and 3rd place decorators, and $15 bonuses were sent to each of the 1st place winners. These bonuses function as part of Gift Fremont’s efforts to stimulate spending at local businesses in the community. Thanks to donations by the city and Seagate, a proud program sponsor, Fremont’s local businesses have seen a return of nearly three times as much spending in the community.
The Power of eGifting During the Pandemic
As work and school slow down during the summer months, especially during the pandemic, many of us may be feeling isolated and lonely. With Yiftee and creative solutions like Fremont’s porch parade, this doesn’t have to be the case. 4th of July celebrations aren’t the only time to come together with your community. Yiftee’s eGifts can be used to inject some fun and care into gatherings and events that can no longer take place in person. Whether it’s a digital block party, competitions with family friends, or simply showing appreciation, the eGift is the perfect way to have fun, all while keeping local dollars local!