The campaign has already raised more than $4,000 to go towards providing the region’s healthcare workers a fresh, barista-made coffee.
For the past five months, healthcare workers have been on the front lines handling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, tirelessly caring for patients around the clock — and communities around the nation are giving back.
Campaigns very quickly began popping up across the country, encouraging locals to shout health workers a coffee to help ease the burden and say thanks for keeping our community safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s a simple gesture – but it’s one that can make the world of difference to a healthcare worker during their shift.
Following the recent second wave sweeping Victoria and the increase in local cases, the Barwon Health Foundation – who exists to create and nurture philanthropic partnerships between the community and Barwon Health – have brought back their ‘Shout A Healthcare Hero A Coffee’ campaign.
Designed to provide the region’s healthcare workers a fresh, barista-made coffee, the campaign has already raised more than $4000 since its return earlier this month.
By simply visiting the dedicated everyday hero page, residents can donate any amount they wish via the ‘Give Now’ button. Teaming up with local coffee shops (including Espresso Alfresco), the Barwon Health Foundation will be setting up the coffee cart or coffee van at particular Barwon Health locations over the next four weeks and use the donated money to serve healthcare workers delicious, hot coffee.
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Tonight! We are back! The Barwon Health Foundation is proudly serving our Healthcare Heroes coffee, made possible by our generous donors. Without your support, this would not be possible. Tuesday 18th August 2020 8:00pm – 10:00pm University Hospital Geelong, outside Barwon Health's Andrew Love Cancer Centre main entrance If you can, shout a coffee for tonight! https://bit.ly/3kU72VL We look forward to sharing with your more details of what we have planned for the next 4 weeks covering various sites and locations, follow along to be kept up to date. Note – photo taken prior to mandatory masks. #BarwonHealthFoundation #BarwonHealth #COVID19 #CoffeeCart #Geelong #GeelongCoffee #StandStrongGeelong
With a goal of $10,000, after raising $13,000 the first time, the campaign aims to communicate the appreciation the region has for the incredible work these brave healthcare workers are doing, both on the frontline in the pandemic and their continued work delivering babies, respond to trauma, treat illness and provide care for the sick, elderly and vulnerable.
Alongside being mentally and emotionally uplifting for the healthcare workers themselves, it’s also just a really easy avenue for people to show their support, without having to leave the house.
You can Shout a Healthcare Hero A Coffee here.