Let's work together to help keep these businesses thriving and here for good!
HERE FOR GOOD 253
HERE FOR GOOD 253
Let's work together to keep them thriving and here for good!
FOOD IS FREE PROJECT TACOMA
The Food is Free Project is a worldwide movement of people growing and sharing food freely.
In Tacoma, the Food is Free Project is a food-sharing organization that advocates for front yard gardens and sharing among neighbors. Their Mission is to grow community and food while helping gain independence from a broken agricultural system.
GIG HARBOR, WA
Kimball Coffeehouse began in 1989, and today is the same great place it has always been with a few new menu items including beer and wine, and live music and entertainment events on the weekends. Kimball Coffeehouse is a second home. A comfortable place to meet with friends, read a book, enjoy a coffee and lunch, study or just relax - just like it always has been.
VALHALLA COFFEE CO.
Since being established in 2004, Valhalla Coffee Co. has been a Tacoma staple, offering the freshest, sustainably sourced beans, hand-roasted in small batches.
TACOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Tacoma Historical Society preserves, presents, and promotes Tacoma's history. Its Vision: Generations connected by the many stories of our city's past. Members of the Society and its museum forge connections between past and present by collecting, documenting and sharing the unique history of our city.
The museum is currently closed along with the gift shop and major public fundraiser have been canceled due to the pandemic. They are getting creative and developing and offering free online programming to reach people, including annual programs. On top of that, due to a significant lease rate increase, the museum is also having to relocate to a new location within the next couple of months. This fundraiser will help them with those expenses.
GEORGIO'S CATERING COMPANY
Georgio's Catering is a licensed and insured, full-service catering company in the South Puget Sound area. Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff, and event partners. We are taking actions and precautions behind the scenes to ensure that we are ready when the time to reopen comes. We’re eager to serve you again soon!
Struggling like everyone else, Georgio's has been able to do some boxed meal deliveries for essential workers, but the corporate base and social gatherings have dried due to social restrictions. These funds will help Georgio's Catering pay bills that have had to go unpaid.
DESTINY CITY TATTOO
Destiny City Tattoo is a well known and beloved tattoo shop located in the theatre district of downtown Tacoma. They have a team of extremely talented artists with clients who miss them dearly and are eager to get back in the shop and let them work their magic! Every little bit helps to keep this favored tattoo shop HERE FOR GOOD.
Since the shop has been closed since the stay at home order was put in place, the funds from this campaign will directly impact their five employees families.
THE GRAND CINEMA
The Grand Cinema is the South Sound's nonprofit home for independent, international, and local film. In addition to screening independent, first-run films 365 days per year (pre-Covid!), The Grand is also the proud host of the Tacoma Film Festival, Tacoma Film Camp, 253 Short Film Party and many other unique film programs and special events.
As with every cinema, The Grand is closed for the foreseeable future. Funds would help them pay rent and cover health insurance for employees (everyone is laid off, but they continue to provide health insurance), as well as, helping offset the cost of the necessary cleaning supplies they will need to keep people healthy in the cinema when they reopen.
MACALUSO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Family owned authentic Italian Restaurant. Quality ingredients, handpicked wine list, craft cocktails, and the best people. Come and be part of the family.
Funds from this campaign will go directly into a pool for their employees. While they have have been open for take out, about 90 percent of their employees came together to volunteer for work just to help keep the doors open for the future.
FAT ZACH'S WOOD FIRED PIZZA
PUYALLUP & SUMNER, WA
Fat Zach's Wood Fired Pizza debuted in 2018 as a small food cart on the corner of Pioneer and 2nd in downtown Puyallup, which quickly grew in popularity. In March 2020 they expanded, adding a restaurant in Sumner offering the same great menu and a place to sit and say a while.
Hilltop Artists was started in 1994 by Dale Chihuly and Kathy Kaperick. They recognized the need to provide youth with an alternative to being recruited by the groups proliferating violence in the streets of the city. They experienced first hand the unique and transformative aspects of glass art to foster healthy communities and self-confidence. In our 26th year, we currently have 6 programs that serve over 650+ students a year, ranging from 11-21 years old, all tuition-free.
Hilltop Artists students gain arts knowledge through sequential skills building which teaches them valuable 21st-century skills, such as effective communication, integrity/grit, self-expression, and problem-solving. Even during this difficult time, we are being innovative to continue our mission to use glass arts to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.
Currently all of their programs are shut down, so staff is having to be creative to stay in touch with their students. Recently, they sent out art activity packs and hope to continue providing them throughout the summer but need help funding the project.
HOB NOB RESTAURANT
The Hob Nob is a cozy neighborhood restaurant in Tacoma just across from Wright Park. It is their goal to fulfill the needs of the neighborhood by providing a place for people to nourish their bodies with food made from only the freshest ingredients, and to nourish their spirit by providing thoughtful, kind, and professional service in a comforting environment.
The Hob Nob was able to reopen their doors for take out and delivery on May 1st with limited hours and menu, but the day to day sales have yet to pay the bills and they are facing closing their doors again soon.
BECOME A PARTNER
We’re doing this because our business model relies on the thriving small business community we do business in. After filling out the form, our team will be in touch with you to get you started and you can begin sharing the cause for all of your clients, customers, family, and friends to start purchasing. Your business will be paid weekly payments for money raised for your business.