White Glove, StoneFruit and 898 Offer ‘Brewtiful’ Way to Support Health Care Workers

CANFIELD, Ohio — A collaborative effort between White Glove Payroll, 898 Marketing and StoneFruit Coffee Co. will offer a cup of support to frontline health care workers.

During the month of December, customers are encouraged to purchase bags of coffee at StoneFruit locations or online, which will be donated with words of thanks and encouragement to local health care workers, according to a release. For every bag of coffee purchased and donated, White Glove, 898 and StoneFruit will match the donation.

Bags will be evenly distributed each Friday between Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown and Boardman hospitals, Steward Health Care’s Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren and Salem Regional Medical Center.

“We are forever grateful for the love and support shown to us by this community. Additionally, we are extremely proud to be a part of this group willing to extend a hand to brew change,” said Josh Langenheim, chief coffee meister and owner of StoneFruit Coffee Co. “White Glove Payroll, 898 Marketing and our team want us all to come together to show our support for those sacrificing each and every day. Remember, the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do!”

Tim Petrey, managing partner at White Glove, said the effort is something small the companies can do to help make a difference in the lives of those saving the lives of others.

“We need to be looking around every day for how we can support our heroes working on the front lines of this pandemic,” Petrey said. “Buying a cup of coffee, holding a door open, sending a token of gratitude might just be the thing that helps them get through their day. We need to be there to help them rally and get through the rest of this.”

In May, the three companies collaborated for the Coffee for Cops campaign, offering free cups of coffee to police officers. Jeff Ryznar, owner and president of 898, says this project hits close to home.

“With many family members and loved ones involved on the frontlines in our local health care facilities, including my wife, the sacrifices, challenges and toll this pandemic is putting on these true heroes cannot be overstated,” Ryznar said. “We will never be able to fully show our appreciation for all they have and continue to do to heal our community, but this is a small way for them to always know, especially during this holiday season, how grateful we are for their selfless acts and compassionate care.”

Coffee can be purchased at StoneFruitCoffee.com for $7 each or five bags for $25 with the ability to submit messages from the website, or Stone Fruit’s three locations: 8414 Market St., Boardman; 352 W. Main St., Canfield; and 3300 Center Road, Poland.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.