Community members concerned about the wellbeing of their favorite local bartenders and servers, amidst the coronavirus crisis, can show their support by donating to the “COVID Relief Fund for Bartenders and Servers” https://fundly.com/covid-relief-fund-for-bartenders-and-servers. The campaign aims to raise $10,000 by May 31st.
There are two ways community members can participate:
- Donate any amount to the fundly campaign online here.
- Purchase a custom designed “Support Local” T-shirt for $35.
100 percent of the entire campaign profits will go to the relief fund.
All profits, whether received through donations or shirt sales, will be distributed between the participating venues by means of gift cards that can be used at local grocery stores, eateries, and other essential businesses. This allows the money raised to go to the individual employees when they need it the most, while ensuring the funds stay within the local community.
GYDO Founder Ryan Williams said,“We all have our favorite watering hole and our favorite server. They are there for us during the good times and the bad. Now, it is our turn to show up and be there for them. When the doors closed to our favorite wineries and breweries, the servers and bartenders who normally put a smile on our face suddenly found themselves without a place of employment. Members of the community have come together to support the businesses and businesses owners that we all love. However, we want to put an additional focus on the individuals that make these venues so great and also need our support! This campaign is our contribution to the community we are so heavily involved with. Our goal is to raise sufficient funds to support the staff at all of our participating venues.”
Any business can join the fundraising efforts and sign up their servers as beneficiaries of the campaign. Interested businesses can contact Ryan Williams at 805-284-5213 or rw@GYDO.me
GYDO is a mobile gifting platform designed to modernize the age old concept of buying a friend a drink. In an effort to support local businesses in this time of uncertainty, GYDO modified its existing platform to offer custom gift cards to participating venues. GYDO was originally created by three expats who were constantly missing out on life’s big moments with friends and family abroad. They wanted to be able to join the celebration and buy a friend a drink, anywhere in the world. There are currently 21 venues in California and 2 in South Africa. GYDO launched in November of 2019 and is free to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.