How You Can Help Your Franklin Favorites
Now, more than ever, the shops, restaurants, and attractions that make Franklin and all the communities of Williamson County the incredible destination that it is, need our support. Many are getting creative in finding ways to keep their business running and to support their many employees through the COVID-19 pandemic, but they need a little help from all of us to keep it that way.
Here are some ways that we can all help so that these incredible businesses that make Franklin and all of Williamson County the place we love survive during this incredibly difficult time.
BUY A SHIRT
Twine Graphics, known for their incredible shop on the square in downtown Franklin and for supplying some of the most creative shirts, hats, and other fun things you can wear to businesses across the county, is producing custom t-shirts for businesses across Williamson County. For each t-shirt sold, the business on it will receive $10. All you have to do is wear a cool new shirt, and your favorite local businesses get some needed help! Click on business name below to get yours today.
Many shops have created gift boxes where you can have some of your local favorites delivered right to your doorstep. From mystery boxes of books, coffee, and some of the Southern staples, there are many ways to have some fun at home while supporting local businesses. These boxes also make great gifts for anyone you want to surprise!
Coffee House at Second & Bridge
Inside their boxes of joy, you’ll find a collection of local favorites from the Coffee House staff. That includes a 12oz bag of Bongo Java Coffee, TruBee Lip Balm, a Coffee House sticker, and a handwritten note from their staff to you (or the giftee of your choice!)
Landmark Booksellers will curate a journey for you while you are stuck at home. All you have to do is select the genre of books, and the staff at Landmark will send you a packet of new and pre-loved books to enjoy! You can select from the classic, Southern Americana, Civil War, or children’s books.
Local event company MADE SOUTH is has created a Southern Small Business Care Package that will feature eight of their favorite Southern goods delivered right to you. While the boxes feature products from across the South, fans of Franklin products will see some familiar packaging when they open their box! One hundred percent of the proceeds from these boxes, less shipping, will go directly to the businesses represented in your box.
Just because you are spending so much time at home doesn’t mean you can’t look pretty! Finnleys Boutique is offering “Pretty Picks” where they will send you two or three selected bestsellers from their shop, plus a surprise gift with each purchase!
HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SUPPORT
There are also many ways you can directly support the hospitality industry workers financially as a whole, and specifically at your favorite shops and restaurants.
A. Marshall Hospitality: Buy a gift card, that never expires, and 20 percent of all gift card sales will go to support the team at Americana Taphouse, Puckett’s, and Scout’s Pub. You can also make a donation directly to the A. Marshall Hospitality Staff Fund.
Arrington Vineyards: Curbside pickup service is available by appointment, Wednesday – Sunday.
Bar-B-Cutie: Donate a full Bar-B-Cutie meal to a first responder for $10.
Chopt: Add a “Feed the Frontline” salad to any order and 100 percent of those funds will be used to provide meals to those on the frontlines. Buy a gift card through April 20, and 50 percent of proceeds will be donated to Chopt’s Founders Fund to aid team members.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: The CFMT is collecting funds on behalf of the Tennessee Action for Hospitality Assistance Fund, which is a coalition of independent food and beverage professionals working together to connect Tennessee hospitality workers with financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those interested in contributing to the fund can reach out to Marcia Masulla here.
Gin-O Boutique: Get your gift card today to help the staff, then stop by the shop on your next trip to Franklin to find the perfect new outfit.
GraceWorks: You can support the mission and staff of GraceWorks Ministries through donations or the purchase of gift cards.
H Clark Distillery: Bottle and merchandise sales available via call-ahead service and curbside pickup, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor: The Kimbro’s Community Fund has been set up to collect donations for staff.
Leiper’s Fork Distillery: Call ahead orders and curbside pickup available daily from 12 – 4 p.m.
McConnell Hospitality: The McConnell Hospitality group has created a fund for its furloughed employees where 100 percent of donations will go to the staff at their 55 South, Cork & Cow, and Red Pony restaurants.
The Registry: Main Street’s fine tableware and gift bridal registry shop is offering gift cards to support their staff during COVID-19. Get your gift card now and stop into the shop on your next visit to downtown Franklin.
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