Photo: Jennifer Knox/Facebook

Georgia Bar Donated All the Dollar Bills Stapled to Its Walls to Staff

by Eben Diskin Apr 13, 2020

Money might not grow on trees, but at this Georgia bar, it certainly looks like it’s growing on the walls. The Sand Bar, on Georgia’s Tybee Island, was known for having dollar bills stapled to the walls by patrons. Many of the bills were decorated with messages from customers, or notes commemorating birthdays or anniversaries. Now, since the bar’s employees are indefinitely furloughed, the bar’s owner has decided to donate the money to staff.

Bills on the Sand Bar walls

Photo: Jennifer Knox/Facebook

Jennifer Knox, the bar’s owner, wrote on Facebook. “The Sand Bar is going to have a fresh new look, while giving back at the same time! We are taking down the dollar bills!! And donating all the money to our bartenders and musicians that need it! Figure, we got money (on the walls), and we got time!! So excited for this Labor of Love. And a good spring cleaning!! ”

There were over $3,714 in bills stapled to the walls, and additional Venmo donations brought in an extra $390. This is enough for each bartender and musician to receive $600.

The Sand Bar

Photo: Jennifer Knox/Facebook

Once the walls were cleared, they got a fresh new coat of paint, ready for the customers to flow back in when the crisis is over.

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