Featured Partners

See how the Ounce partners with Kendra Scott, SpotHero, and other businesses


The Ounce and Pearachute share an audience that includes moms and families. Working together, we increased awareness of, and interest in, both brands by providing valuable information and offers. The initial promotion allows families to access a $39 Pearachute 3-Class Pass for just $1 when they made a donation of $20 or more to the Ounce. The promotion is offered as part of our #GivingTuesday initiative. The partnership will continue as the Ounce provides expert content to reinforce the developmental benefits to children who participate in Pearachute-offered activities. If you are interested in developing a similar marketing partnership, contact ewilliamson@theounce.org.


On #GivingTuesday 2015, we invited friends of the Ounce to shop at the new Kendra Scott jewelry store on Michigan Avenue, and Kendra Scott donated 20% of all sales back to the Ounce. The jewelry store increased in-store traffic for their new location, and reinforced their commitment to giving back to the community.  If you are interested in similar shopping-inspired events to show your customers you care, contact ewilliamson@theounce.org..


SpotHero knows that one of the best ways to secure new customers is to offer them valuable parking offers. The Ounce partners with SpotHero to offer their new users a discount on parking, and for every user who takes advantage of that discount, SpotHero makes a donation back to the Ounce. The Ounce promotes the offer by reminding attendees at our events to consider downloading the SpotHero app as a way to support the Ounce. If you are interested in building your membership base through a promotion with the Ounce, contact ewilliamson@theounce.org..


This neighborhood gem is a destination location for young families. When Melissa Salvatore (the owner of both businesses) became aware of the Ounce, she instantly knew that she wanted to let her clients know about the organization. She believed that they, too, would be interested in the Ounce’s expertise on early childhood, and be motivated to support the work. Together, the Ounce and A Little Photo Studio hosted an evening event for Melissa’s customers and neighbors to mingle and learn. Melissa offered attendees and others in her network a discount on photo package orders made during the month of May, then contributed a percentage of each order back to the Ounce. If you are interested in exploring ideas to engage your customers or clients with an Ounce expert, and rewarding them for their business, please contact ewilliamson@theounce.org..



When we met Bump Club and Beyond, we knew that there was great synergy between our two organizations: reaching moms is a priority for both of us. As part of a cause marketing campaign, Bump Club hosted two members-only classes at local spin studios and asked their members to make donations to the Ounce instead of paying for their classes. If you are interested in developing a cause marketing campaign with the Ounce, contact ewilliamson@theounce.org..