Local Business Support, Promotions, and Specials

A woman and her baby shop at the Nesting House
Mar 17, 2020 4 years ago

Below, we are aggregating ways you can support local businesses through promotions, specials, and donations. If you would like your information added please email us to be added!

If you weren't aware, UCD is offering a temporary promotion to help local restaurants. Through March 31st, if customers purchase gift cards for their own use at participating restaurants, UCD will also purchase gift cards that we will use in future promotions and giveaways and double your support up to $250 per restaurant. All accounting will happen between the restaurant and UCD. Click here for more details. 

The following are listed in alphabetical order. 

  • &Pizza is now allowing customers to buy pizzas for people working in hospitals at the front lines of the COVID-19 challenge. To learn more visit https://andpizza.com/heropies/
  • 8 Limbs Academy (5111 Chancellor Street) is selling a two-week quick start trial that can redeemed at a later time. The $65 trial includes a free t-shirt & a pair of gloves (for muaythai only - not strength). Click here to purchase. 
  • Baby Blues BBQ (3402 Sansom Street) are open every day from noon to 8 pm for delivery and curbside pickup. Order via GrubHub, Caviar, DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Delivery.com, or by calling.
  • Bad Mother Shuckers is offering takeout here or by phone at (267) 709-5993. They're also selling gift cards here
  • Black Hound Clay Studio (715 S 50th St) is raising money through eletronic gift cards and a GoFundMe to help pay staff and pay for fees for members who are out of work. They also just launched the sale of take-home project kits for art projects at home (with contactless curbside pick up), and are sellling clay and tools to pick up at their studio. Learn more here. 
  • Clarkville (4301 Baltimore) will be open for takeout only from 12-8 pm, 7 days a week. They are starting a pizza subscription program with 10 pies for 100 bucks. They also have teamed with the Bethesda project to hand out 100 pizzas to families in need at 10 am on Saturdays for the foreseeable future. 
  • Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast (3300 Baring Street) is booking future stays and selling gift cards and merchandise, including T-shirts.  
  • Dock Street (701 South 50th Street) is accepting take-out orders by phone and will add online ordering soon. Online menu here, or call 215-726-2337 (BEER) to place your order. They are also holding a raffle with chances to win $100 gift cards, with proceeds benefiting hourly employees. Read more here. 
  • EveryBody Movement & Wellness is offering donation-based Zoom classes, and one-on-one Pilates sessions at a sliding scale. 
  • Foolish Waffles, a favorite truck at The Porch at 30th Street Station, is selling gift cards to raise funds while they're unable to vend. Email them to purchase yours for future use! 
  • honeygrow (3731 Walnut) is offering social distance deliveries and take-out options. See their website for more details.  
  • Have a Ball Food Truck is selling gift certificates good toward future purchases or catering orders. 
  • Hello World (3610 Sansom Street) The local homeware store is switching to online orders and is pushing gift card sales. 
  • Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center at 37 S. 42nd Street is offering virtual music lessons and therapy. Their physical space is open to individuals who want to practice on their beautiful upright piano. Get in touch for info and rental rates.
  • Pitruco Pizza has set up a fund to support their staff. Click here to donate. 
  • PHIlthy Paws, the self-serve pet wash business located at 806 S 47th St, is selling gift cards for future washes on their website
  • Simply Good Jars (3675 Market Street) For a limited time, the local business making healthy meals in reusable jars is offering zero-contact delivery directly to your home. Enjoy eight assorted salads for $58 (no delivery fee) in hopes to provide nourishing food during this challenging time. Head to www.simplygoodjars.com for delivery details and to place an order.
  • Snapdragon Flowers (5015 Baltimore Ave) is selling egift cards while their business is shut down. Online gift cards can be purchased here
  • Studio 34 Yoga is offering live-streams through Zoom, selling gift cards, and is seeking donations to support their staff via a GoFundMe
  • The UC Review is switching to online publications of their weekly paper. We will update each week with the latest edition here. They are also raising money through a fundraiser which you can view here
  • VIX Emporium: (5009 Baltimore Avenue) The shop specializing in local wares and handmade goods is closed, but their limited web shop is open, and they are also selling gift certificates. Use the promo code LOCAL to receive free next-day delivery on anything in the shop, within one mile. 
  • Walnut Street Cafe has set up a GoFundMe to support their employees, and are selling gift cards here.  
  • Wishbone (4034 Walnut Street) is offering a fried chicken "survival" kit available for delivery. It includes 1/2 fried chicken + 1/2 mac & cheese with dipping sauce and a New Hope fountain soda for $11.95. Delivery is available via www.wishbonephilly.com for only $1. 
  • World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street): The music venue, bar, and restaurant is seeking donations through an emergency fund to benefit their employees while concerts are not happening. They are also participating in our restaurant gift card promotion. Donate here