Local businesses are in a cash crunch. Many will not survive. You can ease the blow by contacting your favorite local eateries and service providers and pre-pay for meals and things you’d like to enjoy in the future.


The businesses might not be in business in the future. You need to assess your willingness to help out and risk you’re taking with the truly powerful idea of helping a struggling business with your money.

We think they’ll likely not forget, if you make personal outreach to them during this important time.

We hope to list some restaurants and local service providers who do have gift cards that you can buy in advance on our message board at a future date.


I've lived in Seattle since 1991, and held jobs at Microsoft, Expedia and my own few startups. I've taught a class on innovation at the UW Foster School of Business. I love Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region. I've got a wife, three kids and a dog, who, other than me, is by far the most difficult member of the household.

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