Stand With Small Businesses
April 10, 2020 @ 10:00am
There are myriad businesses in the DMV that need all the support they can get in the time of Covid-19. Throughout the issue and in the list below, we’ve featured several for you to support if you’re willing and able. While nowhere near exhaustive, we do hope it provides you with a place to start if you’re considering supporting the community, and contributions would help to ensure the aftermath of this crisis is a little less rough for everyone.
FOOD + DRINK
Contribute to their employee relief fund or grab cider through contact-less pick up from their Truxton Circle and Brightwood Park locations. Visit www.anxodc.com/shop and
Pick up a cake for your spring celebration needs or gift one to a first responder. Visit https://buttercream-bakeshop.square.site.
Visit their site to find local shops still open and selling their beer, and order online for delivery. Follow @dcbrau and visit www.dcbrau.com.
Preorder bread and support their staff directly through GoFundMe donations. Visit www.eatatelle.com/online-orders and donate at www.gofundme.com/f/elle-employee-relief-fund.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Grab carry out and booze, including rare beer and wine, and even cocktails. Visit www.jackrosediningsaloon.com.
Kelly’s Irish Times
Order via delivery or arrange for a pick up. You can also contribute to the relief fund for the Kelly’s staff. Follow @irishtimesdc and visit www.kellysirishtimesdc.com.
Chef Kwame Onwauchi has set up a relief fund to support his staff. Donate at www.gofundme.com/f/kithkin-staff-support and follow @kithandkindc.
Order Luke’s seafood online to prep on your own, or grab delivery or carry out. Order on www.lukeslobster.com for takeout or delivery.
MGM Roast Beef
This recently reopened sandwich shop offers carry out, pickup and delivery. If you’re a healthcare worker, you can eat for free. Follow @mgmroastbeef and visit www.mgmroastbeef.com.
Offers food and coffee delivery, coffee subscriptions and even online classes. Visit www.southeasternroastery.com.
Grab an all-access pass for you and a guest for $25, good through 2020. Visit https://artechouse.square.site.
Support the iconic venue’s staff through GoFundMe. Visit www.gofundme.com/f/black-cat-employee-fund.
Buy a “ticket” that’s actually a donation to support this intimate venue and contribute to a staff relief GoFundMe.Visit www.gofundme.com/f/dc9-nightclub-employee-relief-fund and www.dc9.club.
East City Bookshop
Grab a stay-at-home surprise pack for something to look forward to. Visit www.eastcitybookshop.com to fill out a google form to place your order.
Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe
Tune into their live music trivia and contribute to their staff relief fund. Visit https://songbyrddc.square.site and www.fb.com/SongbyrdDC/ for online event updates.
Join their Patreon where they’ll send you movie recommendations, cocktail recipes and more. Follow
@sunscinema and visit www.sunscinema.com for more.
Trade’s drag queens and staff’s Venmos are available online for direct support. Tune into their online drag shows and tip them digitally. Visit www.tradebardc.com and follow @TRADEbarDC on Instagram.
Order online and snag free delivery with a $60 purchase using the code REWILD113. Visit www.rewilddc.com.
Sandy Spring Adventure Park
This outdoor activity haven is having a 2020 Looking Forward sale on select vouchers with huge savings.Visit www.sandyspringadventurepark.org/looking-forward-sale.
Shop Made in DC
Support a plethora of D.C. makers with a whole host of goods for sale on their site. Visit www.shopmadeindc.com.
Gift cards are 30 percent off with the code TOGETHER30. Additionally, for every $150 you spend on gift cards, you’ll receive access to a free cabana rental upon reopening. Visit www.throwsocial.com.
Answering the call: Community Champions
In this scary time, D.C. has proven itself a true community. We’ve taken notice of a number of inspiring acts of kindness popping up all over and wanted to highlight some of the individuals and organizations we believe are doing great work.
Maggie Awad, Marketing Director
“My neighbor in Southwest organized a group to help anyone who was immunocompromised or just unable to leave their condo with any tasks they needed during quarantine.”
Rhiannon Bunek, Permits Manager
Two teachers in Arlington started a fundraiser to purchase grocery cards for low income children in the school district, since many rely on the school for meals during the week. Donate here:
“It feels more ‘real’ than some of the larger-scale, national fundraisers (not that those aren’t also great!), but this hits closer to home! It was also great to see [my son] Parker’s reaction.”
Erin Hessler, Senior Marketing Coordinator
In a shift from its usual coffee production, Compass Coffee is aiding D.C. by producing hand sanitizer for first responders. Learn more at www.compasscoffee.com.
“Compass Coffee was already one of my favorite local businesses. It’s great to see that they’re able to use their resources to fill the demand for sanitizer and help the community.”
Trent Johnson, Deputy Editor
Story District is bringing its storytelling show to a virtual audience for the first time ever on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Learn more at https://storydistrict.org.
“Story District maintaining their mission to deliver authentic arts entertainment via digital is just another example of how adaptable the arts community as a whole has been through this tough time. ”
M.K. Koszycki, Assistant Editor
Coconut Club has undertaken numerous effots, follow them on social media @hellococonutclub.
“While I miss after work happy hours at Coconut Club, it’s been amazing seeing how from the beginning they’ve rallied around the community to support just about everyone who has been affected. ”
Kayla Marsh, Digital & Advertising Coordinator
106.7 The Fan hosted a fundraiser money on their “opening day” broadcast to honor the Nats. For more information, go to https://thefandc.radio.com.
“It’s cool because it’s a way for us in D.C. to honor the Nats opening day date with raising money for a good cause in the District.”
Britt Rheault, Senior Director of Sports
Good Stuff Eatery is providing free meals to children until schools reopen. Learn more at www.goodstuffeatery.com.
“It is great to see someone from our community, giving back to the community. Everything feels so up in the air so knowing you can rely on establishments like this is fantastic!”
Allison Schrank, Jax City Commissioner
Every Sunday, from 8:30-9:30 p.m., people from around the globe are invited to light up the night by placing some sort of light outside to create a wave of light across the world. Learn more at
“It’s simple, but just helps remind us that everyone is in this and that we will get through it together.”
Land Our Vintage Land Rover
United Fray is currently helping with a fundraiser run by the Social Sports Foundation, which gives people the opportunity to win a Land Rover Defender while supporting sports and events small businesses. Entry prices range from 10 entries for $10 to 200 entries for $100. A portion of proceeds also goes directly to community relief funds, including Support Our Stripes, the Restaurant Association Workers Relief Fund, the I.M.P. Family Fund and theatreWashington Relief Fund. More donations will be made in the coming weeks. https://go.rallyup.com/frayrover