Two Randolph County coffee shops holding a change war

HOLDING CHANGE WAR–Tanya Wild, owner of Off the Square Coffee Co., is pictured with the giant coffee cup she is using to collect change for the Love Abby organization.

A friendly competition, all aimed at helping a good cause, is currently underway involving two Randolph County coffee shops.

On Monday, March 4, Off the Square Coffee Co. in Red Bud and Muddy River Coffee in Chester kicked off a friendly “change war” to benefit the local organization Love Abby. Both coffee shops will be collecting change through Sunday, March 17 with all money collected going to Love Abby.

Off the Square owner Tanya Wild noted that Love Abby does a lot of great things for the local communities and is encouraging everyone, individuals as well as groups to collect change to contribute in this change war. She is also inviting other businesses to hold similar “competitions.”

Love Abby was created by the family of Abby Liefer, following her death in 2015. The family started off by performing random acts of kindness, but soon saw there was a need to help children in the community.

So they formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with the goal of helping the children of Randolph County and neighboring communities. They have collected various donations of items including school supplies, clothes, personal hygiene items, baby supplies, blankets, stuffed animals and more. 

For more on this “change war” please see this week’s print edition.