Downtown Claremore’s newest store was overrun with people earlier this month as “mobbers” descended to spend $20 and support a local charity in the bimonthly Cash Mob.
The store, True Gospel, 322 W. Will Rogers Blvd., was packed full of shoppers and added $700 to the day’s total in just 45 minutes.
“It was just exciting to see that many people come in our store, see our merchandise, share with us and take some home,” said Joyce Johnson, True Gospel owner. “It’s also nice to see this event serve the community.”
The Cash Mob is hosted by Claremore Main Street. Ten percent of the proceeds from the night were donated to Rogers County Youth Services, the nonprofit chosen by the mobbers on the night of the Cash Mob.
“We appreciate the sacrifices the community makes to our youth and families,” said Steven Blahut, RCYS executive director. “I’m glad to be a part of this community.”
Participants in the Cash Mob agree to attend every other month and spend at minimum $20 at the store chosen at random the night of the event. The goal is to encourage shopping local and the downtown businesses’ success and to support local nonprofits.
The June Cash Mob was the final one for the 2015-16 season. For more information on next year’s Cash Mob events, sign up here.