For all of you out of work during this record-setting government shutdown, these Miami Valley businesses have your back. Below are deals federal employees in a pinch can take advantage of. Hang in there!
Azra’s is giving away a free soup or sandwich with our signature cookies to any federal employee who has been furloughed without pay! This includes those who work at IRS, TSA , anyone who has been left without pay. We know it’s difficult to to make ends meet for a lot of Americans affected by this, and we want to show support in a small way.
If you are a government employee / contractor / or whatever who is not receiving a paycheck during the current government shutdown, you can come to the second street market during regular business hours and receive, free of charge, ONE of the following:
One loaf of bread,
Three small pretzels,
Honour system here, we are not going to ask for proof. We are trying to do a nice thing here, and hope that the spirit of our intentions is understood. Please have patience with us if this blows up.
The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, OH 45405
The DAI will waive its suggested general admission fee for furloughed federal employees and one guest when a valid federal ID is shown at the museum’s Guest Services Desk. Museum general admission is always free for college students (with valid ID) and youth ages 17 and under.
“We thank our local federal employees and offer them something to do while they are on furlough or working without pay,” said Director and CEO Michael R. Roediger. “This is a very stressful time for these workers and their families, and we hope they are able to enjoy a relaxing, tranquil break in our galleries. Federal employees and their guests are welcome to visit as often as they like through the end of January. If the shutdown continues past the end of January we will extend this offer.”
A list of art museums offering free admission to furloughed federal employees may be found on the Association of Art Museum Directors website.