WAUWATOSA, Wis. - As Wauwatosa works to heal after days of unrest, a local business wanted to spread some kindness.
On Friday morning, Oct. 9 Sam went to Stone Creek Coffee on Harwood Avenue to get a matcha latte for himself and a coffee for a coworker. But when he went to pay, he found out the coffee was free.
"I mean, it’s always great to get free coffee. I was excited about that," said Sam, Stone Creek Coffee customer.
Stone Creek Coffee offered a free 12oz cup Friday at their two Wauwatosa locations. A small gesture after a hard week.
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"We know that the last few days, even just like 2020 in general, has been really tough for our communities. In Wauwatosa, the last few days have been really hard for a lot of people in our community. We really wanted to do whatever we could, like whatever small things we can as a café, as a company to care for people," said Karen Strange, Stone Creek Coffee retail director.
An act of kindness the coffee shop hopes will start a ripple effect.
"Every decision we make every day can impact somebody’s world, their life in immeasurable ways. If we can just extend a little bit of care, a little bit of kindness to people, this could really have a huge impact. We all have the power to do that," said Strange.
Stone Creek Coffee in Wauwatosa
Stone Creek earlier this year launched its "Brewing Change" initiative. It gives employees a platform to support various causes.
Earlier this summer, one project donated more than $10,000 to social justice programs.
"We believe that a cup of coffee has the power to heal. So we invite people to just come in and grab a cup of coffee and find some peace in their day," said Strange.
The free cup on Friday is a smaller act -- but with a value you can't put a price on.