Here are a few suggestions for Queen City residents who want to help their favorite Charlotte businesses through this difficult economic time.
Hearst Tower’s Sozo Gallery displays work from both local and national artists. To accommodate collectors and fine art connoisseurs in the time of Covid-19, Sozo is offering complimentary virtual consultations, plus a modest discount for online purchases. Shop here.
The Evening Muse, Neighborhood Theatre, Petra’s, Amos’ Southend, the Visulite
We’re lumping some of Charlotte’s favorite music venues together, because you can support all five of these venues simultaneously. Tune into the #CharlotteMusicChallenge to watch some of your favorite musicians livestream concerts from the intimacy of their homes in order to fundraise for your favorite venues.
Like NoDa Brewing, OMB, Triple C, Catawba Brewing Co, Legion, Blue Blaze, and Fonta Flora, Sycamore is offering pickup and delivery of craft made beer. However, Sycamore sets itself apart by offering customization options (such as sweets, snacks, produce, and hand sanitizer) that can turn your delivery into a downright care package. Order here.
Enderly Coffee Co.
Many of your favorite local coffee shops are offering to-go services and coffee bag delivery/pick-up. But we’re spotlighting Enderly because they’ve gone the extra mile with their Coffee Drop Campaign. Through the Coffee Drop Campaign, Enderly invites Charlotteans to buy a 2 lb bag of coffee and write a note, to be delivered to deserving medical professionals during their shift change. Participate here and sign up for your own coffee shipment here.
The Sporting Gent
You can support a handful of Charlotte clothing stores by shopping online, including The Sporting Gent. In addition to offering a robust shop online selection, The Sporting Gent has partnered with Kentucky’s Clayton and Crume leather goods shop to open the supply chain for PPE shields. The Sporting Gent is donating these sorely needed shields to healthcare workers in Charlotte. A portion of each Sporting Gent purchase supports this initiative.
Although some days it might not feel like it, the world keeps spinning. That means birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions continue to come and go. ChutChopServe uses recycled materials and reclaimed wood to craft gorgeous cutting boards and furniture with plenty of options for customization, making this Charlotte business a first-rate choice for (virtually) finding gifts.
Brighten your social distancing days with a pop of color on the mantle. Carmel Florist offers delivery and pickup of beautiful arrangements.
Kindred is, like so many restaurants across the country, striving to balance the needs of their company, staff, and patrons, with safety and health demands. That’s why in addition to offering pick-up and delivery, they’ve begun distributing milkbread donuts, which you can find at Summit Coffee Co in Davidson or in the hands of healthcare workers to whom Katy and Joe Kindred have donated.
Shop Moxie Mercantile’s online collection of goods for housewares, gifts, jewelry, and all your spa day needs.
Vibe5 Yoga and Fitness
With gyms and fitness studios closed, many of us have turned to YouTube or training apps to eek out our daily burn. Instead, consider checking in with a local fitness studio. Vibe5, for instance, known for its unique blend of yoga, strength, and cardio classes, is now live streaming a smattering of classes, so you can stay fit and support a Charlotte business at the same time.