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Footman Hospitality Employee Relief Fund

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The show of support from our community has been overwhelming. We have received dozens of calls and texts, reaching out and asking how they can help while our doors are closed. Because of this, we have set up this official method to contribute to all the hourly staff affected by the COVID-19 bar + restaurant closures. This includes our dishwashers, line cooks, bar-backs, hosts, servers, and bartenders. With the forced closure of our businesses, some of the best and hardest working people in the service industry are out of work.  These funds will provide some financial stability for over 100 employees for things such as groceries and rent.

So if we've ever tossed you a free one, gave you laugh, or made sure you had a good night we'd appreciate anything you can give.  Every dollar helps and is much appreciated.

Who will receive these funds?

100% of the proceeds will go to the hourly staff for Footman Hospitality at Bangers & Lace, Sparrow, Kite String Cantina, Bucktown Pub, Spilt Milk and Little Victories.

I want to contribute, how much is should I give?
It’s completely up to you. Many people are donating the cost of your favorite drink and a tip.

How will the funds be split up?

We will distribute funds to all hourly staff, based on their average weekly hours worked over the past 2 months.

When will the staff receive these funds?

We will distribute the funds once we reach our goal. If we are unable to reach the goal by April 5th, we will start distributing the funds beginning April 6th.  Fundraising will continue after funds are dispersed.

Why is your goal $50,000?

GoFundMe requires us to set a specific dollar amount goal for the campaign. Our goal is to provide an avenue for our community to contribute. The number we chose is approximately two weeks of average hourly payroll for our team members.

With gratitude, 
The Footman Hospitality Family
Jason, Peter, Tony, Jason, Autumn, Jeannie, Mike, Andrew + Renee


  • Jeffrey Snyder
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $40 
    • 3 yrs
  • Rachel Yelin
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs
  • Luis Rojas
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
    • $500 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team: Footman Hospitality Employee Relief Fund (2)

Jason Freiman
Chicago, IL
Anthony Selna
Team member

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