A Quesnel coffee shop is looking to brighten a health care worker’s day through their Hearts for Healthcare campaign.
Until Sunday, Oct. 31, the community can purchase a large red paper heart at The Den by Moonshine Coffee Roasters in Lebourdais Park for $5.
Coffee-lovers can then write their name on the heart along with a heartwarming message or words of encouragement and positivity for healthcare workers who can use the $5 towards their purchase.
Business owner and roaster Amelia Hamilton said her social media coordinator had been reading about the well-received campaign in Vancouver and believed it would not be difficult for them to replicate.
“I just think right now there’s so much strain on the healthcare workers—anything that we can do if they can come,” Hamilton said.
“It’s just showing our thanks to what they’re going through right now and just recognizing that times are crazy and they have it the worst.”
The hearts have been placed along the outside of a door frame behind the front counter for healthcare workers to claim.
Hamilton had started the campaign earlier this month and said dozens of hearts had already been sold.
“People want to support it and show their thanks,” she added.
Staff said proceeds from any unclaimed heart will be donated to charity.
The Den by Moonshine Coffee Roasters was previously operating in Bouchie Lake before making the move this past summer in Quesnel’s Lebourdais Park to the upper level of Shiraoi House.