There's a lot of uncertainty and fear going on in the world right now, but as the amazing Mr. Rogers said, we should always look for the helpers. We've rounded up a list of amazing people and businesses doing amazing things—reminding us that we can get through anything when we take care of each other.
1. Alys Beach
You already know that Alys Beach takes care of their guests, but did you know they gave out full refunds for every cancelled trip? They also gave guests refunds for the days their trip was cut short due to the social distancing recommendations.
2. King of Pops
The King of Pops team is no stranger to spreading Unexpected Moments of Happiness. In fact, they make a point to spread cheer as often as they can. Right now, they are raising money so they can donate pops to healthcare workers! They're also offering free delivery if you want to surprise your family or your roommates with an Unexpected Moment of Happiness.
Mission MightyMe is a brand new company on a mission to prevent infants from developing peanut allergies. During a time of crisis, food insecure families often suffer the most. To help, Mission MightyMe is matching all of their Kickstarter donations. For every donation, a box will be sent to a family in need.
This Georgia-based produce delivery company is supporting local in a BIG way right now. You can stay at home and have fresh, local produce delivered to your door—all while supporting local growers and farmers. Plus, baskets can be delivered weekly so you never run out of healthy foods!
Is there anything better than small businesses supporting small businesses? During this time, Simple Bread Company is going above and beyond. They are donating 15% of their profits to small businesses—but that's not all. They are also donating bread and bagels to the elderly, quarantined individuals, and people who are struggling financially.
Hotel Clermont always make sure you have a comfortable stay, but they are taking it to the next level. The hotel is currently providing room service from their restaurant, Tiny Lou's. Tiny Lou’s pastry chef Claudia Martinez is also taking pastry orders to her personal email, with all proceeds donated toward Tiny Lou’s staff. She’ll deliver within a 15-mile radius, or it can be picked up at the hotel curbside.
Harriet Crommelin opened Café Thirty-A 25 years ago, and she's been giving back to her community ever since. Now, Harriet is going above and beyond in a BIG way. She's donating 100% of Café Thirty-A gift card sales to her employees. You can purchase one here.
Hand sanitizer sold out quickly in stores, so John Emerald Distilling took it into their own hands. They're converting their distillery into a hand sanitizer factory, and they are offering free sanitizer to anyone who brings their own bottle to fill up! They are also offering sanitizing spray to local restaurants.
The sock-makers at Kentwool are a close-knit family, and family takes care of each other—so they've been working remotely for safety. Being "out-of-office" doesn't keep them from spreading joy. They are doing a sock giveaway on their Instagram, but it doesn't stop there! In April, they'll be working with fitness gurus and influencers to promote safely working out at home.
Ever since Jason Kofke painted the Everything Will Be OK mural on the side of Dunwoody's Spruill Gallery, the town has taken the phrase as its unofficial motto. During this period of uncertainty, replicas have been popping up all over the city, reminding everyone that we will get through this together. Plus, the gallery is passing out free stress balls, magnets, and popsockets emblazoned with the slogan, so that no one forgets that Everything Will Be OK!