Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Launches ‘Strength In Beauty Fund’ For Salons, Plus More From The COVID-19 Daily

Dunkin’ of Georgia now offering DIY donut decorating kits, West Coast Workouts goes virtual.

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Strength In Beauty Fund

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, in partnership with the City, Tuesday launched the “Strength in Beauty fund” as part of a larger “ATL Strong Fund” to provide immediate support to residents impacted by the coronavirus.

“My mom owned a hair salon, where I met men and women who changed my life,” Bottoms tweeted Tuesday.

“They believed in me, encouraged me, laughed and even cried with me. More than stylists, they’re often our counselors, prayer warriors & confidants. Please join me with a donation at”

Salons are permitted to start reopening as early as Friday.

West Coast Workouts adds virtual classes

The fitness studio is hosting virtual workouts and its cafe remains open for curbside pickups, offering its Emperor’s Broth, bone broth, Chicken Wellness soup, and Immunity Water.

Join celebrity fitness trainer Tammy Stokes for a medicine ball or “barre + arms” workouts by signing up through MindBody (a Zoom link will be sent to participants 30 minutes prior to class time.)

Dunkin’ of Georgia now offering DIY donut decorating kits

Dunkin’ locations throughout Georgia are now offering DIY donut kits for carry-out and drive-thru.

Each kit includes two or four plain yeast donut rings, a variety of three icing flavors and two or three varieties of sprinkles.

Yonder Yoga Launches Heros Scholarship

Yonder Yoga is now accepting nominations for its COVID-19 Heroes Scholarship to recognize heroes on today’s front lines fighting the coronavirus.

The fitness company will select one winner to receive a Yonder Yoga annual membership. Nominations can be made by 1) following this link and by 2) by posting on Instagram or Facebook a picture of your nominee and a description of why they are your ‘COVID-19 Hero’. The deadline is May 6, 2020.

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Launches “Piedmont Care Gram” Program

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital has launched the Piedmont Care Gram program to provide a way for families and friends of patients to keep in touch while visitor restrictions are in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families and friends of patients at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital can email greetings to [email protected]. Please include the patient’s name and room number at the top of the message, and a member of the Patient Experience Team will deliver it within 24 to 48 hours.

“We know it’s difficult for our patients not to have their family and friends with them at the bedside, so we wanted to provide an easy way to reach out,” Pamela Redman, Director of Patient Experience at Piedmont Atlanta, said in a prepared statement.

“We hope that sharing these messages with our patients will give them a boost and let them know their loved ones are thinking of them and wishing them well.”

[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak