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 raicestexas.org—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 Sprudge.com’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.
THIS WEEKEND!! We are honored to partner with @sprudge and over 100 cafes across the country to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project! This Fri-Sun we'll be donating 10% of our total shops' sales to ASAP to support their efforts to #keepfamiliestogether . Every purchase counts. Cash/check donations can be dropped off at either location as well if you'd like to further our impact. 100% of donations will be given to ASAP. #coffeeforfamilies #asylumseekeradvocacyproject
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 raicestexas.org. 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.