This week some of Burien Actors Theatre (BAT)’s Trustees are visiting several of the merchants who take BATcoins to give them some recognition, encouragement, and support in these trying times. This was done in the form of a note telling them to “Hang in there” which included a check from BAT for $500.00. 

These Trustees are in a position where – through BAT – they can give some financial support to local small businesses that partner with BAT. Not everyone can do that. However, those of us who can afford to buy a take out meal, order a book, chocolate, or other goods, should look first to see if we can support local businesses. Times are tough, and we need to stick together.

At BAT, we understand theater’s entertainment value itself, and how its patrons directly spend money in the local economy. We also understand it is part of a nonprofit’s mission to strengthen the community in which it resides. Even though BAT is dark during the pandemic, we wanted to demonstrate that the theater is also an organization that steps up to support the community when the times call for extraordinary action. This gesture was made possible by kind restricted donations from BAT’s Trustees.

“Be safe, wash your hands, and support the businesses of Burien if you can.”