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How You Can Help the Hospitality Industry in Raleigh/Wake County

Updated May 22, 2020, 5pm
 

In Raleigh/Wake County, the hospitality industry employs more than 67,000 people—chefs, hotel workers, retailers, tour operators, event planners, caterers, museum staff and many, many others—who make a living serving both visitors and local residents at restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, attractions, sporting events and elsewhere.

Because of COVID-19, canceled gatherings and a loss of revenue, our locally-owned, small businesses need community support more than ever.

One easy way to help: If you can afford it, consider making a purchase online in the coming days or weeks from a local business, whether if it's for yourself or for family or friends. Click below for a list of Raleigh/Wake County restaurants and retailers with online purchase options.


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Consider donating to a relief fund or purchasing T-shirts below:

  • N.C. Restaurant Workers Relief Fund
    • NCRLA has launched a relief fund to provide fast access to cash for restaurant and hotel workers immediately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The N.C. Restaurant Workers Relief Fund will support any of the tens of thousands of restaurant and hotel employees now facing significant financial hardship. The goal of the fund is to provide qualified applicants with $500 to help with the immediate expenses faced by many who have suddenly found themselves without work. Read more
       
  • Raleigh Music Venue Employee Fund
    • Organized by several downtown Raleigh music venues, 100% of the money collected from this fund will be equally distributed between 48 behind-the-scenes employees at The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, KINGS, Lincoln Theatre, Slims Downtown and The Wicked Witch. Venmo a contribution to @Raleigh-Downtown-Music-Venues. Read more
       
  • You can also support both efforts above simultaneously by purchasing "The Raleigh Tee." Order your tee here

     
  • Humbly Made "Support Hospitality Workers" T-shirt
    • Local apparel company ​Humbly Made is donating 100% of the net proceeds of their new "Support Hospitality Workers" T-shirt to local hospitality workers to help them through this hard time. Order your tee here
       
  • N.C. Artist Relief Fund
    • ​A collaboration between Artspace, PineCone (Piedmont Council of Traditional Music), Theatre Raleigh, the United Arts Council and VAE, this fund was created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the COVID-19 crisis. One hundred percent of donated funds will go directly to artists and arts presenters in N.C., including musicians, visual artists, actors, DJs, dancers, teaching artists, filmmakers, comedians and other creative individuals and arts presenters who are experiencing widespread cancellations. Read more