Ways You Can Support Chicago’s Community
Chicago has always been a resilient city filled with hard working people. Now more than ever, Chicago needs your help to stay strong. Here are a few simple ways you can support and give back to the Chicago community. No act is too big or too small!
Gift cards are a great way to support small businesses! By spending now, you not only are giving money to the business in a time of need, but you get to plan ahead for your own night out when the time comes. If you’ve got a favorite store or restaurant you like to shop at, show them a little love by purchasing a gift card or two. We even offer gift cards here at White Haute for when you’re ready to give yourself a little rest and relaxation away from home.
Tip more than usual
The service industry took a major hit when stay at home orders were put in place. Without earning tips, many in the service industry have been having a hard time getting by. Next time you visit your favorite restaurant, get your hair cut or meet your delivery driver in the lobby; try to tip a little extra.
Take virtual classes
What better time than the present to take up a new skill? Many businesses have developed virtual classes to keep Chicago moving. Whether it be an online cooking course, a crafty cross stitching class or even an at home yoga session, any small business owner will surely thank you for the support. Browse through hundreds of classes on Dabble to find your next hobby!
Though donating money can be a great way to support Chicago’s small businesses, not everyone has the cash to spare. By volunteering your time to your local chamber of commerce, day camps or one of the endless nonprofit organizations, you can support Chicago’s community without breaking out your wallet. If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity, check out Chicago Cares or call your local chamber of commerce to see how you can get involved.
Share posts and menus
We know that not everyone is ready to step out, and that is totally fine! An easy way to give back to the community is by sharing posts and menus of small Chicago businesses. With you personally vouching for a business, your friends and family will be a lot more likely to check them out. Word of mouth can go a long way for small businesses and sharing posts is so quick, you won’t even have to think about it!
No matter how you support the city, know that your contribution matters. No act is too small when it comes to building and maintaining a beautiful community. Chicago strong.