With the recently mandated closures of many businesses in NC due to COVID-19, the income of service industry employees and artists has been greatly affected. In response to this crisis, a number of relief funds, grants, and other efforts have been created to help those in need. In addition to ordering takeout, shopping online, and purchasing gift cards for later use; you can help support these businesses and their employees by contributing to the relief funds and campaigns below. Information on how to apply to receive assistance can also be found by visiting the respective links.
- BaySix will be donating proceeds from their “Together To-Go” campaign t-shirts to the Triangle Restaurant Workers Relief Fund.
- Coglins Raleigh
- Downtown music venues The Wicked Witch, Lincoln Theatre, The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, Kings, and Slim’s Downtown are banding together to support their staff. You can contribute to their Venmo @Raleigh-Downtown-Music-Venues
- DTR Tips – Hit the ‘Tip Someone!’ button and a member of the Raleigh service industry’s name will appear along with links to their Venmo, CashApp, or Paypal.
- Humbly Made’s latest shirt release is helping by donating 100% of the net proceeds to local hospitality workers to help them through this hard time
- Isaac Hunters Tavern
- NC Artist Relief Fund – a collaboration between Artspace, PineCone, Theatre Raleigh, United Arts Council, and VAE Raleigh. This fund has been created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
- Paddy O’Beers
- so•ca & kō•än
- TIPS: This Is Proper Service is a local group bringing together service industry professionals to unite forces and raise some funds, for all the right causes. They have created a running list of service industry professionals and artists that you can directly contribute funds to.
- Triangle Restaurant Workers Relief Fund hosted by The Frankie Lemmon Foundation is collecting funds to distribute as grants to any restaurant worker in the area who has experienced wage disruption or layoffs in the Triangle restaurant industry due to coronavirus-based restaurant closures. This includes wait staff, bartenders, hosts, managers, delivery drivers, cooks, catering staff, dishwashers, and other restaurant and bar workers.
- United States Bartender’s Guild is raising funds for their COVID-19 Relief Campaign to help those in the industry most in need, and ask you to “help us serve those who serve us“. Visit their website to donate or apply for relief.
- Tell Congress to support restaurants and their employees! The National Restaurant Association restaurant recovery plan provides direct and targeted relief designed to benefit restaurant and foodservice businesses of every size in every corner of the country.