Story By: Jeff Garcia
SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills will be spearheading a Mother’s Day coffee drive to help San Antonio family violence organizations, and shelters to give aid to the victims of domestic violence.
This Sunday (5/10), Mills will be encouraging the San Antonio community to shop small and order coffee, food and merchandise from eight participating, local coffee shops for curbside pick-up only.
“It’s (domestic violence) definitely been overlooked,” Mills said on a private Zoom conference call with local media about rising domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From 7 a.m to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Mills is urging everyone to use the hashtag #givemamacoffee and share your coffee photo with him. The Spurs guard committed to doubling the revenue raised by the participating coffee shops. The proceeds raised will be donated to a battered women and children’s shelter.
Specifically, Mills will write a check to Family Violence Prevention Services, his preferred charity – for a double of the sales of all eight coffee shops on that day.
“From a small business stand point, its brought the small coffee community together which hasn’t been done before,” Mills said. “I got them all on a Zoom call so they can meet everyone and see familiar faces. They can see who is involved in this thing.”
Said Mills: “Some of these coffee shops don’t even open on Sundays so they are coming in because they see this as a good cause.”
If all eight shops earn a total of $10K that day, coffee places keep their profits and Patty will write a check for $20K to the San Antonio Family Violence Prevention Services, and so on.
All social distancing measures will be taking place at the coffee shops including the wearing of masks at the coffee shops participating. In fact, Mills is encouraging it strongly.
Here is the website with map of eight coffee shops: https://www.nba.com/spurs/givemamacoffee