Supporting my community
During my state’s stay-at-home order, we ordered pizza from our local mom and pop (literally — it’s run by a couple and their daughter). When the wife brought our $20 pizza, I gave her $100 and told her to keep the change.
Right there, on my front porch, she began to cry. She thanked me and explained that they’re barely hanging on. Since then, we’ve donated to the local food bank and are continuing to support every local business we can.
Until this economic disaster, giving to charity was just something you did if you were lucky enough to have been able to put aside more than you needed.
But this is different. This isn’t offering handouts. This is fulfilling my obligation to those who share my community. The pizza place, the dry cleaner, the hardware store, the mini-market: These aren’t just places in my neighborhood. They are my neighborhood. So, I’m proud to do what I can to make sure it’s all still here when this is over.
–Stacy Johnson, CEO