Good Karma is the New Black Friday
Local gift shop and art gallery to donate 10% of sales to Hunger Task Force
Rock Paper Scissors, a gift shop and art gallery committed to sourcing products only from work created by Milwaukee-area artists and makers, has joined a movement called the Good Karma Sale. For the entire month of November, the shop will donate 10% of sales to Hunger Task Force in addition to hosting a food drive. Customers can also receive 10% off of any one item (up to $20 off) by either donating two non-perishable food items or donating $10 to Hunger Task Force.
Kelly Everson, the shop owner and curator, opened Rock Paper Scissors in April at 757 North Milwaukee Street in the historic Colby Abbot building. She worked in close contact with the building owner, Patti Keating Kahn, Milwaukee Downtown BID #21, the newly-launched Kiva Zip crowd-funded loan program and Local First Milwaukee, as well as many of the shop’s artists in the development of the concept for the shop.
Everson said, “When I think of Thanksgiving, it’s not Black Friday or even Small Business Saturday that comes to mind as a local retailer. I think about expressing gratitude and creating an opportunity to give back to the Milwaukee community. We have an incredible amount of talented creative professionals producing high quality products unlike you’d find at a big box store or chain, which has been key in the success of the shop. Supporting a mission that is free and local felt like a natural fit.” The Good Karma Sale and food drive runs from November 1st to November 30th.
About Us: Rock Paper Scissors is a gift shop and art gallery exclusively featuring artists from the Milwaukee area. Choose from cards, jewelry, candles and other gift items: fine art such as sculptures, painting, photography, baskets and pottery; re-purposed and one-of-a-kind items for the home including furniture, pillows and hand-woven rugs and more.