We’re in a pivotal moment in history. The COVID-19 virus is forcing educational institutions, hospitals, and businesses across the globe to face tough decisions.

During these hard times, several companies are shifting their attention and skills to help address the needs of others.

Here are 7 businesses who are standing out in remarkable ways by showing acts of kindness.


J Rieger & Co.

Sanitizer is in short supply, but Kansas City-based J. Rieger & Co. has repurposed their production to turn overproof gin into a disinfectant.

Sandlot Goods

Sandlot Goods is now shifting focus from making leather items, like wallets and totes, to sewing cotton medical face masks.



Anheuser-Busch has pledged a $5 million donation to the American Red Cross to give support to local and national responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help, they’re converting their empty arenas and stadiums into temporary blood drive centers.

Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is donating meals to hospital workers, first responders, and community outreach groups

Texas Roadhouse

Kent Taylor, the co-founder and CEO of Texas Roadhouse, Inc., will be giving up his bonus and base salary this year to pay his chain’s workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


Curbside KC

A Kansas City woman set up a website to help businesses communicate to customers. Curbside KC, a website listing more than 700 restaurants and bars in the metro, offers a database with curbside takeout and delivery information.

Dimensional Innovations

Dimensional Innovations is collaborating with InStore Design Display and The Center for Design Research at the University of Kansas. The three organizations have developed a face shield design to help combat the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical professionals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who Else?

Do you know of other businesses showing up and making things better through their kindness? Be sure to show your approval by supporting them!

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