When Another Round, Another Rally announced plans to fundraise for hospitality workers suddenly facing uncertain futures, the nonprofit expected to generate interest – what it didn’t expect, however, was to receive more than 30,000 applications and raise more than a million dollars in its first 14 days.
It ultimately did just that, though, raising a to-date total of $1,174,616.54, all of which will help support servers, bartenders, cooks, dishwashers and other hospitality workers who are suddenly finding themselves out of work and without a steady income. This includes a brand-new, million-dollar donation from The Campari Group, a global spirits purveyor with a lengthy history of supporting Another Round, Another Rally and the local hospitality community, as well as donations from 151 other unique donors.
Based in Phoenix, Another Round, Another Rally has long served as a voice for state’s underrepresented restaurant and bar workers, concentrating much of its efforts on providing scholarships for students with industry interests. In recent months, however, the organization has shifted its focus to address the community’s evolving and urgent needs.
“What Campari is doing is stepping up the plate for some of the people who need it the most,” says Another Round, Another Rally’s Co-Founder, Travis Nass. “They were one of the first companies to get on board for the cause before the crisis, and we’re immensely grateful for their continued support.”
Other notable donors include Patron Tequila, Casa Lumbre, Collective 1806, Spiribam, Iconic Cocktail Company, Bacardi, Titos, Oxley Gin and Grey Goose, among multiple others.
“The response from local hospitality workers has been astounding,” adds Nass. “We’ve been getting a new application from someone seeking aid literally every second since we launched the initiative.”
Community members looking to donate or help Another Round, Another Rally extend a hand to hospitality workers in need may do so in the following ways.
1) Companies and brands with hospitality industry connections can make a one-time or monthly donation to benefit the state’s out-of-work hospitality workers.
2) Individuals looking to donate to their favorite bars, restaurants, bartenders or servers may make online donations to specific cities, states, or bars/restaurants!
3) Hospitality workers in need of emergency financial aid may apply easily with Another Round Another Rally’s online application form .
For all of this and to learn more on Another Round, Another Rally’s ongoing efforts to support the local hospitality community, or to make a donation or apply for aid, visit AnotherRoundAnotherRally.org.