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'Spread Love'

A couple months ago, as the entire world was taken by storm with the global pandemic, as well as dealing with tough questions around racial inequality, I felt the need, stronger than ever, to do about bringing awareness to the current challenges in our communities.

I spoke with my wife Bephie, who has always been "woke" and discussed with her; where, what, and how we could help. She has always been a proponent of building up and supporting our community so we decided to use our upcoming launch with Jordan Brand as an ignition point to do just that. Our sentiment was think globally, but act locally.

We came up with an idea to share our privilege and the access we have through this upcoming launch to provide support and opportunity to other independently, black owned businesses in our community. We decided to call it "Spread Love".

As part of the "Spread Love" campaign, we teamed up with 5 local partners with the goal of highlighting and bringing awareness to their businesses.

My Two Cents Restaurant

Gorilla Life Juice

Summaeverythang

Harun Cafe

Son Studio

Well-known for her intricate twist on classic favorites, Chef and Restaurant Owner Alisa Reynolds has cooked for the likes of President Barack Obama, actor Lena Waithe, recording artist A$AP Rocky and more.

Alisa opened her first restaurant, Paio, in 1998. Paio's well-crafted American fare, atmosphere and charm, along with Alisa's kitchen intelligence, earned them both a loyal and dedicated fanbase. Fast forward 15 years to Alisa's latest venture, My Two Cents, and you have a restaurant inspired by her parents' Southern heritage. Now, Alisa evolves the traditional soul food she's loved all her life to reimagined, health-conscious classics. The result: A menu that illustrates the versatility of traditional soul food dishes.Whether it's Alisa's gluten-free fried chicken, quinoa mac and cheese or grits fries with fresh market vegetables, Alisa proves that soul food can be healthy without sacrificing any of the flavor or comfort it's known for.


@my2centsla
www.mytwocentsla.com

Goods from each of the identified companies were included within our seedings bags, in addition to select styles from our collaboration with Jordan Brand. We also felt strongly about spreading love to individuals who are making a positive impact in our community during this unprecedented time and made a conscious effort to gift front line workers, first responders and community leaders, in addition to our friends and family, before launch.
The Union team, Bephie and I are committed to driving awareness and energy around these black-owned businesses with coordinated activation moments throughout the upcoming launch as well as sharing with them a percentage of Union's revenue from the collaboration sales.
We hope that this campaign ignites others to "Spread Love" and action against creating positive impact in their own communities and beyond.

Sincerely,
Chris Gibbs
Union
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