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Atlanta Coffee Shops, Restaurants Raising Money for Families Separated at the Border

Chrome Yellow Trading Co., Ticonderoga Club, Little Tart among those raising money this weekend for non-profits assisting immigrant families

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Chrome Yellow Trading Co., Chattahoochee Coffee Company, Ticonderoga Club, and Little Tart Bakeshop are among hundreds of coffee shops and restaurants around the nation raising money this weekend for organizations working to assist children and families forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Despite President Trump signing an executive order reversing the family separation policy on Wednesday, thousands of children are still in detention centers around the country. At present, there is no policy set in motion to reunite these children with their parents.

Chrome Yellow announced on Instagram Thursday they will donate 10 percent of their sales on Friday, June 22 to—Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). The Texas-based non-profit organization provides free legal services and support to immigrant families and those seeking asylum in the state.

Both the Riverside and Westside locations of Chattahoochee Coffee Company are participating in coffee news site’s money-raising efforts called “Coffee for Families”. Over 100 shops from around the country will donate a portion of their weekend sales to the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP), which provides legal assistance to ICE detainees and reunification services for mothers and their children.

Earlier this week, Ticonderoga Club co-owner Paul Calvert and Little Tart Bakeshop owner Sarah O’Brien announced they will donate 10 percent of sales from their businesses on Saturday, June 23 to benefit Atlanta Magazine reported that Calvert and O’Brien emailed over 60 restaurant owners in Atlanta and throughout the country asking them to join in the fundraiser. So far, over 30 Atlanta area restaurants, including Empire State South, Kimball House, The General Muir, and Miller Union, have signed on to participate. Each restaurant is donating 10 percent of all of their Saturday sales to RAICES.

In addition to the restaurants participating in Saturday’s “Families Belong Together” fundraiser, coffee shops Condesa Coffee and all Revelator/Octane outposts, ice cream shop Queen of Cream, and wine shops Perrine’s on the Westside and 3 Parks Wine in Glenwood Park are also donating 10 percent of their Saturday sales to RAICES.

The campaign also includes several restaurants from New York City, Detroit, and beyond.

Ticonderoga Club

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 458-4534 Visit Website

Condesa Coffee

480 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 524-5054 Visit Website

Chattahoochee Coffee Company - RIVERSIDE

6640 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 (770) 955-0788 Visit Website

Miller Union

999 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (678) 733-8550 Visit Website

Chrome Yellow Trading Co.

501 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (470) 355-1340 Visit Website


1009 Marietta Street NorthWest, , GA 30318 (404) 815-9886 Visit Website

The General Muir

1540 Avenue Place, , GA 30329 (678) 927-9131 Visit Website

Revelator Coffee Company

691 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30318 Visit Website

Kimball House

303 East Howard Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 378-3502 Visit Website

The Little Tart Bakeshop

437 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 348-4797 Visit Website

Queen of Cream

702 Cleburne Terrace Northeast, , GA 30306 Visit Website

Empire State South

999 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 541-1105 Visit Website