White Dog Coffee, customers raise $15K to support baristas


SPOKANE, Wash. — White Dog Coffee raised over $15,000 to support their employees during the pandemic.

On Friday, all store profits for the day—coffees sold, tips, sales at all White Dog locations—went directly to their baristas. According to the coffee business, the total profits would be added together and then divided among their employees.

What surprised them, however, was the enormous community response.

White Dog Coffee says lines of cars wrapped around buildings and parking lots, with customers leaving generous tips. It was a busy day, but the company says the local support means a great deal.

They say that people dropped by to support a local business, never having been a White Dog customer before.

With the math finished, the coffee shop says they raised $15,000, all of which will go back to their employees.

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There just aren’t adequate enough words to explain the feelings every person at White Dog felt on Friday. We imagined it would be a big day, we expected and hoped it would be a busy day. We knew our baristas were loved and appreciated, we knew our customers would come and support. What we didn’t know…was that people who had never been to a White Dog Coffee before would show up to love our girls. That people would wait in lines wrapped around buildings and parking lots just to support our baristas. That the Spokane community would share so much of themselves in lifting up our shop and the girls that keep it going. What we didn’t know was that we would be able to raise just over $15k to give back to the most deserving bunch of girls. Spokane & White Dog Fam – from the bottom of all of our hearts THANK YOU. We can’t wait to do this again.

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