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.
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!! ”
Over a span of three days, a Tybee Island bar removed $3,714 worth of bills stapled to their walls to give to their unemployed staff. 📸Jennifer Knox of The Sand Bar pic.twitter.com/Aiz2NBCPxy
— Amanda Jackson (@AmandaJ_TX) April 8, 2020
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.
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.