This year has proven to be a significant tribulation for many businesses across the country, and Atlanta, Georgia is certainly no exception. More families are at home, wondering what to do with their spare time. While we’re all unable to leave the house or gather in large groups with family and friends, it has been a struggle to stay connected – and sane. Knowing this struggle well, Atlanta businesses have been innovating new ways to extend their services and help families stay busy.

While this, as a business strategy, makes sense in and of itself, it has been greatly appreciated that companies are altering their services to fill a great need. Even if your business has simply started offering online ordering and delivery, thank you! Reducing the need to enter public spaces has made countless families feel safer and more valued than ever.

In addition, many businesses have been aiming to assist healthcare workers and first responders. Through a variety of charitable measures, the city of Atlanta is coming together to help those in need, and we appreciate every one of our local businesses for these efforts.

Mark Spain Real Estate

In April of this year, this Real Estate group donated and helped raise money to provide childcare for first responders and health care workers. Partnering with the YMCA, more than 1,000 children were cared for.

Firehouse Subs

Through the help of Smith Currie & Hancock LLP and brothers Clint and Grant Rohletter of the Firehouse Subs franchise have donated more than two thousand meals to first responders, medical workers, and homeless individuals in April.

Harris Lowry Manton LLP

Partnering with Empire State South, this law firm fed 500 health care workers for a week at the end of March into the beginning of April.

“We want to give back to the people in Atlanta who are working hard to keep all of us safe during the coronavirus pandemic. We also think it’s important to support workers in the service industry who have been hit hard by the economic effects of this public health crisis.” – Jeff Harris, a trial attorney for Harris Lowry Manton LLP

In addition to these amazing businesses, many more have stepped up to help in ways that words cannot begin to express thanks for. Companies like Buena Vida, Moe’s Original BBQ, and many more have been invaluable resources for our community’s first responders and healthcare workers during this Covid-19 outbreak. From all of us in Atlanta, thank you.

What’s Your Business up to?

You don’t necessarily have to donate meals or childcare to have helped during this time of need. If you’ve curated video content for families’ entertainment at home, you’re helping the community, too! Want to reach out and let families know what you’re doing to offer new products and services that help them? Write us a post and submit it here, or apply to have your business listed here. We’d love to help spread the word for you.

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