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Tallahassee businesses partner with "Tap Into Tab" campaign

Local campaign promotes paying it forward
Posted at 1:05 AM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 01:05:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hoping to rebound from the pandemic: That's what local businesses everywhere are trying to do.

"The foundation of small business is people," said Jasmin Sutton.

That's why Sutton, a small business owner herself, came out to support "Tap into our Tab."

"It's monumental. Not only does it show that people care about you but also that you can sustain just basic needs in your business. Just to be able to pay an employee. It's wonderful," said Sutton

Verity Health Center, whose owner started this initiative, says community partnerships like this is responsible for more open tabs around the city.

"I've had plenty of people in the community come in and help us increase our tab so that we can bless other people," said Dr. Isaac Montilla.

Tabs of $200 to $600 are opened at local businesses for people to enjoy for free, also encouraging them to get out more while helping to give businesses some relief.

Saturday Railroad Square Craft House hosted a Pay it Forward night with 10 percent of their profits going toward the next open tab at a local business.

"We just wanted to keep seeing this pay it forward very giving community driven involvement," said co-owner Justine Spells.

As businesses recover and rebound, those who live here say tab or not they are going to lend a hand, or a penny anywhere they can.

"We're here because we care about our community and we're proud to be able to help them pay it forward," said Sutton.