Indiana entrepreneur Josh Driver has launched www.openforservice.org in response to recent events in the state highlighting businesses that will not discriminate in services. “Too much media attention is being given to businesses that say no. I want to honor and give voice to businesses that say yes,” said Driver.
By purchasing an Open For Service sticker, businesses and individuals take a stand against discrimination of any type. Most businesses would never deny goods or services just because of who a customer is. Open For Service suggests that businesses proudly displaying the sticker on their storefront to tell people that they are welcome to come in.
More than 1,000 businesses have purchased window stickers at www.openforservice.org indicating their business does not discriminate based on race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, veterans status or any other category. “This is about the real American values of caring for our neighbors and being good to others, even those who are different,” said Driver, a gay man from Indianapolis. In addition to the window stickers for businesses, Open For Service has now launched stickers for churches and for individuals. “This has taken off better than we anticipated,” commented Driver.
All proceeds of www.openforservice.org benefit SCORE, the nation’s largest non-profit entity serving small business and entrepreneurs. Driver is a SCORE client and selected the charity because he wanted to ensure the campaign had no political or religious overtones. “Volunteer SCORE mentors here in Indianapolis have helped me launch two businesses,” said Driver.
“We are humbled and grateful that SCORE client Josh Driver chose SCORE to benefit from sale of these incredible window stickers. It is a testament to his skills as an entrepreneur that he is trying to turn a huge negative into a positive for small business owners. We will use these funds to ensure that SCORE can serve more small businesses and entrepreneurs across the US,” said David R. Bobbitt, president of the SCORE Foundation.
About Open For Service
Indiana entrepreneur Josh Driver launched Open For Service last week. He has been amazed at the outpouring of support.