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Build Coffee Support Fund!

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Following the Governor's announcement this Sunday, Build has closed our doors for the next couple weeks to help protect our team and community  during COVID-19. 

Over the past three years, the community that has grown up around this room has surpassed our wildest hopes. We feel immensely lucky for all of the folks who have lent their time and talents to the shop, who have found a home here and who have made it a home for others.

You don't need me to tell you that our room rests on the shoulders of the people behind the counter. If you've ducked in on a bad day, or brought family by when they're in town, if you've spent a lazy Sunday morning with us or braved the weekday kid rush, you know how lucky we are to have this crew. There isn't a sharper, sillier, kinder team in the city, and they bring their whole hearts to this place. 

Mapping out these next few weeks has been wrenching. Build is covering our team's next payroll, but we don't know how long this crisis will last, and that prospect is extremely scary for a crew of hourly service folks. If you are able, please help us take care of the people that take care of all of us the rest of the time—anything you can give will be split across our team proportionate to usual work hours .

We can't wait to see you on the other end of this, and will keep you posted in the meantime. If you're looking for other ways to support the shop, we have giftcards for sale at . We've also linked some community resources on our website: . 

Sending love across the distance, and eager to welcome you back. Please take care of yourselves!

If you have questions, or know of ways we and our room can be useful in this time, don't hesitate to reach out to [email redacted].

Much love,

Hannah + Bea + Build  (Davon, Mia, Winter, Austin, Eli, Nana)



  • Rose Silverman
    • $18 
    • 3 yrs
  • Erica Zunkel
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Joseph Pudlo
    • $20 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team: Build Coffee (2)

Hannah Nyhart
Chicago, IL
Bea Malsky
Team member

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