What Aaron Rodgers Is Doing For Small Businesses Is Truly Inspiring
Aaron Rodgers is continuing his goal of trying to help small businesses during the pandemic. Rodgers started out learning about what he could do through Barstool Sports and Dave Portnoy. Rodgers donated $500k to the Barstool Fund, but the Packers’ quarterback wanted to take it a step forward. He created a fund that would help the small businesses around the Chico, California area. Rodgers is up to $1M in terms of what he has donated. These will help these companies stay afloat for three more months at least.
Aaron Rodgers donating $1M to 80 small, locally owned businesses in hometown of Chico and all of Butte County, CA. Those 80 restaurants and retail businesses will receive grants to help cover rent for, on average, 3 months or longer and/or other operational costs, per release.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) March 1, 2021
It sucks that someone like Rodgers needs to do this in order for small businesses to keep the lights on, but here we are. Let’s hope as the pandemic continues to dwindle more of these places can open up and start seeing more people shop/eat at these stores. This is also a friendly reminder to try to eat and shop small when you can. I’m not trying to shame anyone though. We all need to shop at Target or some other big-box store from time to time. I realize that all of my favorite restaurants will not hold on in Milwaukee, but my hope and prayers are that they do.