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We're Open, Tallahassee: Halisi Africa gives back to community with volunteerism, authentic products

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 18:33:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.

Southside Tallahassee business owners are using their downtime to give back to the community.

The owners of Halisi Africa, which means "made in Africa," say they're going for a very authentic feel with their store from their clothing to spices to their coffee.

Their business took a dramatic hit during the coronavirus pandemic but co-owner Bryant Shaw used the time to volunteer with the Providence and Bond Neighborhood Associations to deliver food and face masks he hand-made.

"We're members of the community first," said Shaw. "So when all this happened we really kind of went out of our way looking for opportunities to volunteer, to be involved and give out food."

Halisi Africa is participating in the Juneteenth celebration event on Friday at Railroad Square.

If you're a business supporting our community, we want to hear from you.

ABC 27 has made it easy to submit your own business.

This is not just Tallahassee. South Georgia small businesses, we want to hear from you too!

Click on the We're Open, Tallahassee tab at the top of the ABC 27 website. Then, tell us your story by filling out the section to the right.

It's our way of letting people know you are open for business, and how they can support you.

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