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We all know just how collaborative, innovative and supportive the Raleigh community is. It is in unprecedented times like these that we show what it means to say "y'all means all."

Face Masks

Calavera Raleigh and Knitting and Things are collaborating together on the production of face masks for community members.

High Cotton Ties is putting its resources and local production line in NC towards cotton face masks for NC facilities. Nominate a facility in need or donate to the cause.

Second Nature pivots air filter production to making face masks for front line healthcare workers. 

Free Meals

A Place At The Table, Raleigh's pay-what-you-can restaurant, is offering meals for impacted workers, no questions asked.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar is offering meals free of charge, just mention it.

Fundraising and Activism

The Raleigh Community "Groomers" Fund is raising funds for Raleigh hairstylists, barbers, massage therapists, estheticians, and nail techs who are completely shut down, can’t perform services at home, and are unable to offer delivery or curbside services during this COVID19 pandemic.

Ashley Christensen created the Triangle Restaurant Relief Fund in partnership with the Frankie Lemmon Foundation, an effort to raise money for those in the restaurant industry missing their next paycheck.

Duke Energy is providing $250,000 to Feeding the Carolinas, a network of food banks working hard to address hunger in our region. The following food banks in the Triangle area will receive funding: Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will receive $23,271 and Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC will receive $60,494.

The Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) was formed to save local restaurants affected by COVID-19. IRC is founded on the simple belief that there is the power to affect legislative change if we unite our voice.

Virtual Events

Rusty Sutton, the owner of The Green Monkey, coordinated virtual bingo for about 25 of their regular customers.

International Bluegrass Music Association created a list of online concerts hosted by great bluegrass and roots music artists!


Centro Restaurant offering support for impacted workers.

Landlords are waiving rent for restaurants closed due to COVID-19.



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Veronica Creech
Economic Development Director

Mark Weldon
Business Retention & Expansion Manager

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