As you may know, most service industry workers live paycheck to paycheck and rely on tips to make ends meet. If you are in the shop picking up an order to-go or purchasing some beans for home please know that you are likely talking to a barista that is worried about making rent as we’ve reduced all of our hours to keep shifts equally open to everyone.
While we are working as hard as possible to find grants, government assistance, and loans it is not possible to make up for the normal amount of income the staff takes home on a regular basis. With the 12k goal we are hoping to cover at least two weeks of payroll for our staff, which is but only a drop in the bucket compared to what they normally take home in tips every two weeks.
Please know that any donations received will go directly to our staff, and not to Presta as a business. Presta doesn’t exist without the amazing crew of hard-working folks you see behind the bar, and those you often don’t see roasting, bagging beans, delivering, and fulfilling wholesale orders.
If you are able to offer any amount as a donation please know it’ll go to the barista’s immediate needs in a time of uncertainty. Even donating the $5-$10 you’d normally spend on tips for the week is helpful. This is for the Forever Presta Fans who we share this community with in our shops everyday. We miss you and we hope to see you on the other side of this even brighter than before.
We ask that if you’re able to give to us, please also consider supporting your other local, favorite shops as well. We are not alone in our struggle and we hope to see all of the local businesses in Tucson able to make it through to the other side.
We Love you, so much.
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