Thank you Greensboro

posted on April 7, 2020 by Amy Scott

Corona sucks. There’s no way around it--and that’s putting it nicely, but Greensboro isn’t going to just sit around doing nothing. Here are our great local businesses doing their part during this pandemic. Whether you are here now or wanting to visit us later. They are worth a mention as we continue to social distance. 

Fainting Goat Spirits 

Greensboro's own local distillery changed production on thier award-winning Vodka, Gin and Whiskies and made hand sanitizer. Using a recipe from The World Health Organization they have produced over 500 gallons.

115 W Lewis St
Greensboro, North Carolina 27406
(336) 273-6221

The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) is an innovative day center for people experiencing homelessness in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a community resource they have partnered with Triad Paw Prints to create T-shirts to support the community. Shirts starting at $25, it is a worthy cause to wear.

To purchase shirts and stickers to support restaurants and bar workers click here. 

To purchase shirts and totes for downtown Greensboro businesses click here.

Downtown Greensboro 

Downtown Greensboro is keeping the frontlines feed with a GoFundMe Campaign. #GreensboroStrong: Feeding the Frontline while Supporting our local Downtown Restaurants has an established goal of $54,000 which aims to cover the cost of 100 meals per day for 30 days to frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic and includes a 20 percent gratuity for the participating restaurants.Donations to the GoFundMe campaign will provide individually boxed meals at a cost of $15 per person.

To date, the following downtown restaurants have pledged their support to provide meals: 1618 Downtown, A Sweet Success! Bakery, Baked, Blue Denim, Cheesecakes By Alex, Chez Genèse, Cincy's, Deep Roots Market, Ghassan's, Heavenly Buffaloes, Jerusalem Market, Liberty Oak, Machete, Mellow Mushroom, and SMOHK'D. All donated funds will be deposited into and paid from the DGI Foundation Fund account.

Learn More and to make a Donation

Hudson's Hill

Local retailer Hudson's Hill is making masks using materials well known in Greensboro --  Denim. Partnering with Cone Denim. These masks are going to area nurses and doctors for protection. They are also selling shirts with 50% of the profits going to The Tipping Fund-- it helps local service employees defray costs.

To purchase T-shirts. 

527 S Elm St.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27406
(336) 833-5857

Reconsidered Goods

In partnership with Goodwill Industry Reconsidered Goods is provided materials to make masks for first-responders. Sending over 200 to New York and providing them throughout the local hospitals. You can contribute to their efforts by picking up kits from Reconsidered Goods and making masks too.

Click here for more information in contributing to making masks. 

Union Coffee Co.

Keeping Greensboro caffeinated, local coffee shop Union Coffee Co. is accepting donations to send coffee to area hospitals as they work on the frontlines of the Covid virus. They have sent over 750 cup of coffee to area hospitals. They also offer curbside service for those needing coffee during these times.

Make a Donation 

216 W Friendly Ave

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 676-6222

Dram & Draught

“Dram Grog & Grocery” is open daily from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Greensboro offering wine, growlers of beer, cases of beer, toilet paper and other disposables, produce, ground meat, canned goods, and a variety of other household items that the pop-up grocer is able to source from local and national distributors. Shopping will be limited to four shoppers in at one time with hand sanitizer provided at the door. The existing intensified cleaning procedures that Dram & Draught had already enacted prior to the state-mandated shutdown remain in place – consistent staff handwashing, regular interval and on-demand sanitizing of surfaces, and the like.

Order Groceries and Drinks

300 West Gate City Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27406


We will get through this and these businesses are helping. Have you visited these local businesses? Are we missing anyone? Let us know with #VisitGSO and #GreensboroStrong.