My pal Karen Wise (former Newton Girls Soccer soccer mom!) posted this idea on Twitter (@wisekaren):
Lots of people who own mom&pop cafés, shops, take-out places, etc. are struggling, and it’s only going to get worse. Here’s a way to help: Buy gift certificates so they can get some cash now, and just hold on to them until life returns to some semblance of normal.
I think this is a lovely way to show support for our local businesses. Please pass the word.