CHICAGO (CBS) — A Logan Square coffee shop dedicated to promoting mental health is launching an online donation campaign so it can reopen.
“At the end of the day, we’re still a small business here at Sip of Hope, and it hasn’t been easy at all,” said Jonny Boucher, owner of Sip of Hope Coffee Bar at 3039 W. Fullerton Ave. “We’ve applied for so many different relief funds and resiliency grants, and the hardest part about all this is that we serve more than a coffee, you know, a good cup of coffee here.”READ MORE: City Council Latino Caucus Moves To Put Proposed Ward Map On 2022 Ballot For Voter Referendum
Sip of Hope bills itself as the world’s first coffee shop where 100 percent of the proceeds support suicide prevention and mental health education.READ MORE: Liana Wallace On 'Survivor' All-Black Alliance Falling Apart: 'Just Wanted Us To Make Top 8, Then We Can Have World War II''
But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shop was forced to close.
The goal of the fundraiser is to raise money to support staff and reopen Sip of Hope.MORE NEWS: Man Wins $1 Million On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket Gifted To Him After Heart Surgery
If you want to donate, go to SaveSip.org.