Cash Mob ends season with a bang, benefits schools

A group of Claremore shoppers spent nearly $1,200 in a matter of 45 minutes at Claremore Main Street’s final Cash Mob of the 2016-17 season and will help improve the quality of education in a community as a result.

The bimonthly shopping ‘mob’ rushed into the District on Main last month, quickly finding goodies for themselves and others. Each shopper voted on a nonprofit to donate 10 percent of the night’s proceeds to and the Claremore Public Schools Foundation was the resounding winner.

“Thank you to Claremore Main Street, The District on Main and the community for supporting our schools and teachers,” said Amy Evans, the foundation’s executive director. “This donation will allow the Claremore Public Schools Foundation to continue making a difference in the classrooms and pursue our mission to ‘enrich the quality of education in the Claremore Public Schools.’”

​Regularly partnering with the foundation, District on Main owner Cari Bohannan agreed to donate the whole day’s proceeds to the cause. She said she appreciates all Cash Mob does for Claremore.

“I love Cash Mob because it’s shopping that is a contribution to a local store as well as a local charity,” Bohannan said.
District on Main, 406 W. Will Rogers Blvd., will host another shopping day to benefit the Claremore Public Schools Foundation in August.

Before the mob began, attendees came to a VIP gathering at the Main Street office, 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd., enjoying snacks purchased locally downtown. The Cash Mob was sponsored by Will Rogers Downs Casino.

Cash Mob is every other month on the first Tuesday of the month. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Register online here. The next Cash Mob is scheduled for Aug. 1. The selected store will be drawn promptly at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Street office.

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