Cash Mobs – organized, roving, cash-wielding, gangs of local-spending consumers – have been in the news several times over the past few weeks. There’s even a blog set up to coordinate efforts, and a self-designated International Cash Mob Day (which we missed – it was last weekend).
These groups have set upon local businesses in several local communities (including Boston) in order to show support for struggling local businesses.
As support for our Villages goes, this is pretty informal and short-term. But we do have Newton Serves coming up on April 29, and all of our fine folks are likely to get a little hungry weeding, mulching, painting, and even cleaning up the remains of a few skating rinks. Maybe a few of these folks might then want to descend upon the villages with cash in hand when lunchtime comes around?