Make a neighbor pledge today at https://pledge.ring.com.
What is the Neighbor Pledge?
The Neighbor Pledge is an effort to bring communities together by providing a space for neighbors to show their support for the neighborhood businesses and services they rely on, and encourage their communities to do the same. With the Neighbor Pledge, anyone can make a public commitment to help support their neighborhood businesses, organizations, and/or individuals who are being adversely affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.
How does the Neighbor Pledge work?
By pledging a commitment to the neighborhood business or service of your choosing, and inviting your community, friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to do the same, the Neighbor Pledge will help reinforce the importance of helping our community during this unprecedented time.
Here’s how it works:
- Make Your Pledge: Pledge your support, as an individual or as part of a group, to a specific number of neighborhood businesses or service providers in your community that you rely on. For example, if you normally visit a neighborhood cafe every morning and spend $3, with the pledge you would give them up to $90 a month until they reopen. Our hope is that by creating a place where those who have the ability to help can show their commitment to their neighborhood businesses, together we start a global movement.
- Share Your Pledge: Get the word out to your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors so they can pledge support as well. There is power in numbers, and when communities come together, the results are even stronger.
- Act on Your Pledge: While we don’t process donations, we ask that when you make a pledge, you take steps to ensure the neighborhood business or service of your choosing receives your commitment. Neighborhood businesses come in all shapes and sizes: from food establishments, to mom and pop retail stores, local salons, gyms, dog walkers, cleaners, babysitters, and more. If you tend to frequent them regularly and are not now, chances are, they need your help.
Why is Ring creating a pledge campaign for neighborhood businesses and service providers?
At Ring, we understand that neighborhood businesses and services make up the fabric of our neighborhoods and help us navigate our everyday lives. With the Neighbor Pledge, our hope is for individuals and communities to have a place to come together and pledge their support for the services and neighborhood businesses they know and love, and encourage others to do the same.
Is Ring participating in the Neighbor Pledge?
Absolutely. At our various Ring office locations across the globe, our team members are setting up pledge groups to support the neighborhood businesses near and dear to them. At Ring, we support communities of neighbors working together to make neighborhoods safer and better places for all of us to live. We believe our value lies in the ability to offer a space for individuals, groups and communities to come together and commit to making an impact in the neighborhoods where they live and work.
How do I ensure the small business and/or local service provider I pledged my support to receives my commitment?
While we don’t process donations, we ask that when you make a pledge, you take steps to ensure the neighborhood business or service of your choosing receives your commitment. Here are some tips to get started:
- Tip 1: Call or email your favorite neighborhood businesses to see how they would prefer to receive donations. Some neighborhood businesses or service providers may be able to receive payments through digital payments like Paypal, Venmo, or Square, while others may prefer cash or checks.
- Tip 2: Visit the websites of your favorite neighborhood businesses - many are offering discounts or telling their customers how they can assist. Some may be offering services remotely or shipping merchandise to their customers.
- Tip 3: Buy a gift card or pay in advance for services you may use in the future. If you use a service provider who won’t be needed or can’t provide that service right now — a dog walker, house cleaner, child care provider, a gardening service — consider paying them regardless or in advance.
- Tip 4: If your favorite restaurant is still offering takeout or delivery, make a point to order from them and tip generously on food orders or deliveries.
Even if the businesses you reach out to don’t accept your pledge, your commitment to your community and willingness to step up is what the Neighbor Pledge is truly about.
How long should I pledge my support to the neighborhood business and/or service provider of my choosing?
A pledge can last for as little or as long as you’d like, but if you choose to participate, we ask that you think of your pledge as a one month commitment, or however long you can, to at least one local neighborhood business or service provider. Remember to get the word out to your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors so they can pledge support as well. There is power in numbers, and when communities come together, the results are even stronger.
Does Ring accept donations directly?
No, Ring does not accept donations directly. Once you’ve pledged your support, we ask that you take steps to ensure the neighborhood business or service of your choosing receives your commitment. Whether that means buying a gift card, or sending a digital payment through PayPal, Venmo, or Square, or even writing a check, you know your local merchants and businesses best and we recommend you reach out to them to determine the best way to help.
Will Ring know if I don’t actually send the money that I pledge?
No. But we encourage all our neighbors to make realistic commitments and follow through in order to best support each other during this time. With the Neighbor Pledge, anyone can make a public commitment to help support their local businesses, organizations, and/or individual service providers who are being adversely affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.
What information does Ring collect about me if I pledge support to my neighborhood business?
Ring will collect information in accordance with its Privacy Notice. This includes information that you submit on the Neighbor Pledge website, such as your email address, username/alias, pledge group name, group description, and your pledge.
The information you provide to Ring for the Neighbor Pledge Program will solely be used in connection with this program and will not be used or shared by Ring for any other marketing purposes.
Can I delete my new Neighbor Pledge account after I create it?
Yes. You can delete your Neighbor Pledge account at any time by visiting the Account page (https://pledge.ring.com/account) and selecting DELETE Account. You may have the right under applicable law to request access to your personal information.You may request a copy of Neighbor Pledge information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Note, if you choose to delete your account your commitment will no longer be displayed. If you would like to delete or access personal information associated with your Ring user account instead, please visit https://ring.com/account/datarequests or contact Customer Support. Depending on your data choices, certain services may be limited or unavailable.