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Pay-It-Forward for Our Healthcare Heroes
Want to support your favorite DTCF business AND thank our local healthcare heroes at Western Reserve Hospital? These Downtown Cuyahoga Falls businesses are providing a variety of ways you can keep them afloat while also sending some love to patient-facing hosptial employees.
Help us say Thank You with a care package donated and delivered to a healthcare worker at WRH as a reminder that every one of us is grateful for their dedication and sacrifices during this unprecedented time. Each kit will include a Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Caramel candy bar Thank You card (we will write something from you or something sweet) and a health care themed candle hand poured in Alliance to help make their days a little sweeter and brighter. Care Packages are $25 and donated to Western Reserve Hospital workers. Purchaser receives a $5 e-gift card for each set donated.
There are 490 patient-facing employees. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could give a boost to every single one? Our contribution are these adorable succulents handcrafted by Marissa Lindsey of Lele Fox Fiber Hooked Designs and we will be donating 10 of these ourselves but would like to give more! Won't you consider purchasing one for a healthcare worker? You make the purchase and we will see that it gets donated. It's that simple.
All of our healthcare heroes ot there are working overtime on the frontlines to keep us safe and healthy. They deserve a thanking and we have the perfect gift set to do just that. Set includes: candle, body cream and bath bomb from Hope Soap. Include your gift message. REVERIE will be donating one gift set to a local healthcare worker for every five purchased. Want to donate as well? You will make a healthcare worker's day by selecting "donate a gift set" and we will deliver!
HiHO Brewing Company: $12
Customers and community members can purchase a Healthcare Hero Meal (pizza and salad) for a healthcare worker on our online menu. For every meal purchased HiHO will donate a meal for a 1:1 match. Once we have enough meals donated we will deliver them to Western Reserve Hospital and Cuyahoga Falls EMS and Fire.
Up Front Art Space: $6+
Send a thank you card to a health care worker! Let them know you appreciate all their hard work and sacrifices during this especially difficult time. And support a local Cuyahoga Falls artist, Marcella Chapman, at the same time! You buy the card and we’ll handle the delivery to the hospital. You can add a personalized thank you message and even choose the recipient of your card or send anonymously. If you choose not to add a personalized thank you message, a general one will be added. Option to add on gifts: glass bobby pin, chapstick holder, stained glass star, or coloring book.
Metropolis Popcorn: $10
Want to show your appreciation for our hometown, frontline workers? Send them 3 small bags of gourmet popcorn - Theater Style, Chicago Style and Dark Chocolate w/ Sea Salt! Popcorn bags are double-sealed, and delivered in a box for safety.
Celia's Boutique: $15
From our Heart to yours, a mini self care package that you can carry with you. Includes a heart token, a 1 min. meditation, and lavender oil for stress relief. Cost is $15.00. For every 5 sold, we'll donate a $10.00 GC to the Hospital.
The Social Dept.: $25
We wanted to let you choose exactly the right gift. Pick a design from any of the t-shirts following the above link, pick a size(s), in the cart's "special instructions" write the name of the shirt you'd like to donate. If you're undecided and want us to pick, we will do that for ya. Thank you and your local healthcare folks will sure appreciate a little something to brighten their otherwise insanely stressful days!
Clean Eatz: $6.50
Want to help pay it forward to our front line heroes? Customers & Community members can purchase prepared meals for us to deliver! Once we have enough meals donated, we will deliver to our local Hospitals, EMS, Fire, Police & Truckers. For every 5 meals donated, we will donate 1 meal!
In the month of May our team will be passing out 150 FREE yoga class cards to first responders, frontline + essential workers in our community, as a token of gratitude. A chance for us to show them some extra love, help them heal and care for them through yoga, even if it is for just 60 minutes. If you would like to partake and help us gift as many yoga classes as possible to these amazing members of our community you can visit our Mindbody app and make a donation. For the ENTIRE month of May every $10 donation made to the studio, ONE yoga class will be donated in YOUR NAME. Email Nici at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Soap: $15
This soy candle scented with cucumber and mint is the perfect gift for your essential worker friends. You can choose to purchase this candle to gift to someone you love or you can choose the donate option to have this sent to a random essential hospital worker at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. If the "donate" option is chosen, we will have this delivered to an essential worker for you and will include a kind note.
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Typically, we'd ask our small businesses to sponsor the DTCF planters. During this hard time for our businesses, we're asking the Cuyahoga Falls community to help fund our downtown beautification efforts. 100% of proceeds will go towards making our downtown more vibrant, starting with flowers in the Front Street planters. We are a 501c3 nonprofit and your donations are tax-deductible. Donate here.
Small Business Resources
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce Resources
- Greater Akron COVID-19 Resource Guide
- Covid-19 Main Street America Resources
- ArtsNow Resources for Nonprofits, Artists, and Contract Workers
- CARES Act Overview with Russ Balthis (audio)
- CARES Act Deep Dive with Terri Brunsdon (audio / audio+slides)
- CARES Act and Loan Applications with Romona Davis (audio)
DTCF Partnership Board Member Janna Amole's Downtown Coloring Pages: Download 6 different coloring sheets of DTCF for your kids (or for you!) to get creative with. Choose from Vaughn Mansion, St. Joseph's Parish, Jean+Lou, the Pavilion, the Cuyahoga River, and Don Sitts!