Our Small Businesses need our support!  You can help with a Click of a Button! 

Support Now and #shop3rdWard Later


#SupportLocal is a movement to buy local gift cards, shop online now and #Shop3rdWard later. 

Please help us spread the word and support the businesses you love by purchasing a gift card and sharing the #SupportLocal movement on social media.

We can help in other ways while safely practicing social distancing: ordering food to go, delivery, shopping online, tipping well, and most importantly…BUYING GIFT CARDS TODAY for use at a later date. Gift cards equal immediate cash flow. And cash flow is the lifeblood of our local businesses. 

The Emancipation Avenue Main Street program, an initiative of the EEDC, is committed to protect, preserve and revitalize Third Ward! As we practice social distancing remember our local small businesses are already feeling the economic effects. A decline in visitors means a decline in sales, which can be catastrophic not only for the business owners but for the residents they employ. 


How You Can Help!


Buy a Gift Card


This website has direct links to easily support  our local small businesses. Just click and buy. For you, a friend, coworkers or community members. It’s that easy. 

We’ll update the #Shop3rdWard gift card list daily! Please check back often. 

Spread the Word

Spread the word and let’s help shops get more $$ circulating! After you purchase a gift card, post it on social media with the #SupportLocal and #shop3rdward. We will be adding a selection of Social Media graphics soon.  

Join the Movement

Are you small business, community stakeholder or resident? Now is the time to support your favorite 3rd Ward Business! Make a donation, purchase a gift card, share via email and  social media. Together we can ensure our community not only survives but thrives!

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