Thank you: Businesses #onRobson Giving Back

As the coronavirus remains prevalent, we’ve all been learning to adjust to a new normal. Everything from the way we work to the way we communicate and socialize is changing during the pandemic. The uncertainty around this public health emergency can certainly be overwhelming and scary, but it has also shown us inspiring acts of kindness from people around the world doing their best to help those affected by the disease. Several businesses #onRobson are doing what they can to give back to the community and we’d like to take a moment to highlight them and say thank you.

After days of collaborating with local health authorities and design partners, Arc’teryx has ramped up production of reusable medical gowns. A total of 90,000 medical gowns will be produced between Arc’teryx and their partners Mustang Survival and Boardroom Clothing.

The design team at Plenty has been busy using leftover fabrics from their warehouse to create cotton blend and washable masks for donation, including a donation of 100 masks to UGM Vancouver. They’ve also listened to asks of the community and have started creating headbands to keep front line workers ears safe and comfortable under all their equipment.

Aritzia launched their Thanks To You Sale with 100% of proceeds going to the Aritzia Community™ Relief Fund. With the continued loyalty of their customers, Aritzia was able to raise over $6.8 million to support their people and their families – ensuring no one is laid off or furloughed at Aritzia.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate: 
Rocky Mountain Chocolate has donated more than $500,000 worth of handcrafted chocolates and confections to local charities, frontline healthcare workers, food banks, nursing homes and community groups across Canada in an effort to give back to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Earls Restaurant:
In addition to Earls’ 20% pickup offer, they’re giving all health care workers and first responders an extra 10% off their food when they order takeout. Visit their website to learn how to place your order.

Cactus Club Cafe: Honouring Healthcare Hero’s, Cactus Club Cafe is offering the Healthcare Hero Combo for $12.75 with your choice of a sandwich, salad or bowl plus a drink and cookie. To learn more about this initiative and learn how to place your order, visit the Cactus Club Cafe website.

Daniel Chocolates: With their stores closed and plenty of chocolates left on the shelves, Daniel Chocolates donated their inventory to the front line staff at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. These individuals are true heroes and deserve every bit of comfort those chocolates can bring!

D’oro Gelato e Caffe: 
D’oro Gelato e Caffe’s hot beverages (coffee and tea) are free for all healthcare workers as a thank you for all the hard work healthcare workers are putting in! Just pop in to D’oro #onRobson and show your ID for your caffeine fix.

Thank you to the businesses who have stepped up in supporting our frontline workers, helping keep those who keep us safe, fuelled and protected.