Clintonville retailers to donate portion of Dec. 1 sales to charities

Olivera Bratich is the owner of Wild Cat Gift and Party, and is leading a Dec. 1 effort where participating retailers will donate 10% of their sales to charities of their choice. Bratich chose CRIS, a Columbus organization that helps settle refugees.

With the holiday season approaching, Olivera Bratich had an idea.

Bratich, the owner of Wild Cat Gift & Party, 3515 N. High St., thought it would be good to contact other brick-and-mortar retailers in Columbus’ Clintonville neighborhood about getting together this holiday season and donating a percentage of their sales to charity.

“We just called up other businesses in the neighborhood. We just started to roll from it,” Bratich said.

So from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Dec. 1, there will be 15 retailers donating 10% of their sales that night to the group of their choice.

“We’re lucky to be in Clintonville where residents here are always looking to support causes they believe in,” Bratich said. “We’ve been here 17 years. We’d never go anywhere else.”

Other retailers feel the same.

Wild Cat Gift and Party, The Winemaker's Shop and Destination Donuts are three of the small businesses in Clintonville hoping for a solid holiday sales season.

“It’s inspiring to see a group of retailers get together informally benefiting everybody,” said Josh Quinn, owner of Tigertree, 3284 N. High St., who opened in Clintonville in May 2021 after operating for years in the Short North.

Beyond that, retailers along North High Street south of East North Broadway have formed a collective dubbed SoBro that will get together for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, building off of group efforts this past year.

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