Support Spokane

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit everyone where it hurts. Due to the pandemic, many of our neighbors, partners, and community members are in tough financial situations. We’re all in this together, Spokane.

We’re working to provide you with resources to help those in need. Spokane is a community filled with people willing to roll up their sleeves, work hard, suck it up and get stuff done. With each passing day, we all realize the recovery time will be arduous. Let’s soften the blow. There are myriad ways to help right now. From ordering take-out from a local restaurant to donating to the food bank to purchasing 2021 season tickets to the symphony, you can help. Now more than ever we need to support local business.


Feeding Spokane 

Spokane Food Fighters is a grassroots effort that provides next day emergency meal needs for those who have not been able to be helped through channels like their school districts or food banks. In the oncoming days, there will be more people than ever struggling with food insecurity. 

Other Resources:

  • The Inlander has compiled a list of restaurants providing take out and delivery. We can't dine out, but we can show our support by dining in. View Inlander Take Out Guide.

  • Operation Grub and Growlers, set up by Rock 94 ½, is another resource that features restaurants and businesses in our area that are offering takeout, call-in and online delivery options, and gift cards for purchase on their websites.

  • Head to Tip Your Server Spokane to tip a local server, bartender, or another industry worker struggling to make ends meet. The site is managed by local volunteers.

  • For nine years, Big Table has helped restaurant and hospitality employees in times of need. Visit their website for ways to help and for COVID-19 resource lists.


     

Support the Arts

The creative community in Spokane is the beating heart of our city, and right now, our artists need our help. Many self-employed and freelance artists' primary income comes from gigs and events that are all canceled due to the pandemic. Create something wonderful and consider donating to help see them come out on the other side, ready to entertain and delight. You can donate to the Spokane Artists and Creatives Emergency Fund, through Spokane Arts.

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Support Nonprofits

People need assistance all over Spokane County. If you don’t have money to donate, perhaps you might be willing to donate your time. Here are some ideas to help those who need it most in the community.

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Support Small Businesses

Now, more than ever, shopping local could shave our local businesses. Together, we will show the world just what our community can do. If you can afford it, purchase a gift card to a local spa, salon, or boutique to carry them through these challenging times. Support small businesses by giving a gift. You can also nominate businesses in need or make a donation on this win-win site sponsored by our region’s chambers. Profits from gift cards purchased from businesses temporarily closed will be donated to nonprofits in the community.

Other Resources:

  • Virtual shopping opportunities in Downtown Spokane or at showWAlove

  • Reach out to your favorite small business owner and ask how you can support them. Buy gift certificates now and pay later.

  • Non-profit Mobius Children's Museum & Science Center is offering a discount on new membership and asking for support through early renewals from current members and donations. We know how excited parents are to have their doors re-open!