Your favorite Michigan shop or restaurant might close forever. Help save it.

Gift cards help "flatten the curve" of lost income from COVID-19.

Thank you for helping keep your favorite Michigan restaurants and shops afloat during COVID-19. There are now two ways you can help:

Option 1: Support a Small Business

  1. Find your favorite Michigan business below.
  2. Buy gift cards for yourself, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.
  3. All proceeds go directly to the small business to help it stay afloat!

Option 2: Support a Small Business AND Help Feed Frontline Workers

  1. Find your favorite Ann Arbor restaurant below.
  2. Donate gift cards to Michigan Medicine. When purchasing a gift card, please indicate:
    • Recipient name = Michigan Medicine
    • Recipient email address =
  3. All proceeds go directly to the Ann Arbor restaurant to help it stay afloat!
  4. Gift cards will be used to buy meals for the frontline hospital workers working hard to keep us healthy and safe!

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Our duty as loyal customers

Our small businesses need us more than ever. Even though we can’t leave home, we can still support local restaurants by buying gift cards. It’s basically a mini-loan, so buy one now and make a plan to use it later.

3 weeks can kill a business

Restaurants have tons of fixed costs: rent, labor, loan repayments, insurance, supplies, repairs – the list goes on. Even successful restaurants have razor thin margins of 3-5%, and a third have struggled to pay employees at least once. For some, the loss of business due to COVID-19 could tip the balance into bankruptcy.