Making Lives Easier

Many are stepping up to alleviate the boredom, stress and inconvenience that can be a part of this extended isolation.

  • Niche Book Bike is a bookstore on wheels started by Cetonia Weston-Roy to bring books from Black authors or featuring Black characters to the people. Luckily for Milwaukee readers, she would like to one day open a permanent physical location.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison launched a coronavirus resources app. 
  • An MPS first grade teacher used her CARES Act stimulus payment to create care packages for her students and this incredible act of generosity has earned her a shoutout from Chance the Rapper, as well as a $15,000 donation to her and her school.
  • Want to order takeout for dinner tonight? The Coast App launched a section called Takeout Covid for restaurants, breweries, and wine bars that offer delivery, meal kits, and takeout and making them easy to find and sort. In the Milwaukee area, there are already 600 of these businesses listed, including Sherman Perk Coffee Shop, Ashley’s Barbeque, and Dorsia.
  • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service compiled a list of resources for those who might need financial assistance of various kinds and how to find them
  • Boswell Book Company is delivering literature and offering curbside pickup
  • Want to show your friends, family or coworkers you miss them? Milwaukee Food & City Tours came up with a great solution: They’ll hand-deliver a care package filled with Milwaukee-made goodies, like popsicles, chocolates, coffee, and more. It’s a double win -- you’re showing your love to a friend and supporting the city’s small businesses.