Effective Monday (April 27), the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) will be donating $25 for every $50 in gift cards purchased at supportdowntownptbo.ca to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation in support of the hospital’s COVID-19 response effort.
“The support of our community has been phenomenal,” says DBIA executive director Terry Guiel. “Your support with these gift cards has absolutely helped to save some of our local businesses. Let’s keep this up and support our hospital and the amazing work they’re doing to keep us safe.”
Thanks to a generous community donation of up to $50,000 from local philanthropists David and Patricia Morton, the PRHC Foundation is able to match community donations for a limited time.
This means that when you purchase of $50 in gift cards from downtown Peterborough businesses, the Peterborough DBIA’s donation of $25 will be doubled to $50 for the PRHC Foundation.
The Peterborough DBIA will continue to donate $25 to the PRHC Foundation for every $50 in gift cards purchased until $5,000 in gift cards have been purchased.
Donations to the PRHC Foundation’s COVID-19 response fund will help fund additional ventilators, laryngoscopes for emergency intubation, additional ICU beds, wellness supports for staff who must stay at the hospital while treating patients, and more protective equipment and scrubs to help keep frontline healthcare workers safe.
The Peterborough DBIA launched the supportdowntownptbo.ca gift card website in late March as a way to support downtown Peterborough businesses forced to close their doors or reduce their business due to the pandemic.
To purchase gift cards and support local businesses and frontline healthcare workers:
- Visit supportdowntownptbo.ca
- Find your favourite shops, restaurants, pubs, and services
- Select the gift cards you would like to purchase and add them to your cart
- Select the $25 PRHC Foundation Special Promotion and add one for every $50 in gift cards you purchase
- Check out
- Receive your gift cards (or instructions from the business via email on next steps to activate it) in the mail to use at a later date.