Buy East Harlem Committee
Co-Chairs: Jessamyn Rodriguez, Hot Bread Kitchen. Kimber Bogard, New York Academy of Medicine
Members of the Alliance collectively spend tens of millions of dollars on goods and services every year, but only a very small percentage of that purchasing comes from within East Harlem. Products and services are purchased from outside of the East Harlem community simply because many organizations–businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies alike–are unaware that the same goods and services are available locally at competitive prices.
The Alliance has created a searchable database of East Harlem businesses to match interested buyers with qualified vendors. The benefit is twofold: East Harlem organizations can save money by reducing their purchasing costs while supporting local businesses, helping achieve the Alliance goal of increased spending in the community.