Barista Tip Fund

Oren’s Coffee has been proudly serving New York City since 1986. 

On March 18, Oren’s Coffee temporarily closed all 5 of our New York City locations in response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak. Our company was not alone in having to weigh the safety of staff, customers, and the NYC public against the impact of staff missing the income they need to live.

Our workers are receiving paid sick leave, but that pay excludes tips, and tips generally make up between 25-30% of each paycheck. So we are asking for your help, so that our two dozen employees can afford their rent, utilities, groceries, and medicine in addition to the supplies that all New Yorkers are now scrambling for.

The donated money will be pooled and distributed equitably based on the average number of hours each staff member usually works. Our $10,000 goal is based on an average two weeks’ worth of tips and will go directly to the baristas who have served you all these years.

Thank you so much for anything you can give. We would not be asking for help if this were not an extraordinary crisis.

Donations ()

  • Lisa Galvin 
    • $10 
    • 3 d
  • Dave Baxter 
    • $5 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 6 d
  • David Leong 
    • $1,000 
    • 7 d
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Orens Coffee 
New York, NY
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