One of our missions is to highlight local businesses and encourage our followers to shop small. COVID-19 hit our small businesses and restaurants hard. We saw some of our favorite local establishments forced to close and businesses struggling to make ends meet — especially through the winter.
We asked our community what the biggest challenges facing the restaurant industry were, and asked which days were the slowest. From this response, we launched a campaign called “On Wednesdays We Support Local” under a bigger initiative called #SupportLocalShopDC to help support small, local businesses in DC. Every Wednesday, we encourage our community to join us in supporting local businesses.
Use the directories and resources on our site to support local, small businesses.
Use the hashtag #SupportLocalShopDC on social media.
Building community and connecting with others in a big, transient city can be tough — especially during a pandemic. Whether you’re looking to find new friends, looking for love, or exploring career opportunities, we want to help Washingtonians connect with each other in a meaningful way.
There is no shortage of opportunities to give back to our community. As COVID-19 continues to affect communities in DC, we encourage you to support grassroots, local organizations working in our communities through donations or by volunteering your time (in-person or virtually).