(Thunder Bay, Dec. 1, 2017) – Ten Thunder Bay coffee shops and cafés are joining forces once again to offer shoppers a unique stocking stuffer that brings people together during the holiday season and raises money for the local Canadian Mental Health Association.
The $10 Thunder Bay Community Coffee Card is good for two cups at each participating establishment. The idea is that the card is redeemable when used to buy two beverages at the same time.
Card holders are encouraged to invite a family member, friend or colleague to join them for a social break. The goal is to help fight the loneliness and feelings of isolation that can occur during the stressful holiday season.
“We want people to take a mental health break, slow down and enjoy each other’s company,” said Brian Hamilton, owner of the Bean Fiend and spokesperson for the coffee shops. “The holidays are supposed to be about enjoying time with those closest to you and this campaign is a gentle reminder of that.”
Only 1,000 cards are available. And like the previous coffee card campaigns, all proceeds go to CMHA Thunder Bay Branch. Since 2015, the initiative has raised $16,500 for vital CMHA educational and training programs.
“We can’t thank Brian and the rest of the coffee shop owners enough for not only supporting our organization with this campaign but also for encouraging mental health wellness in our community during this busy time of year,” said Sharon Pitawanakwat, CEO, CMHA Thunder Bay Branch.
The Thunder Bay Community Coffee Card is available at the following locations.
- Bay Village Coffee, 221 Bay St.
- Bliss Café, 87 Cumberland St. N.
- The Bean Fiend Cafe, 194 S. Algoma St.
- Calico Coffee House, 316 Bay St.
- Club Cappuccino, 595 W. Arthur St. (Brentwood Village Mall)
- Freeks & Geeks, 516 Victoria Ave. E.
- The Seattle Coffee House, 588 Arthur. St. W.
- Sweet Escape, 271 Bay St. Unit 2
- The Sweet North, 10 South Court St.
- Up Shot Coffee House, 111 May St. S.
For more information, visit http://www.getrealtbay.ca/
For an interview, contact: Brian Hamilton, Owner, Bean Fiend Cafe, 807-251-2551