Every day, but even more so today, the nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus are true superheroes. And we love our local restaurants and want them to survive this crisis, too. This effort combines both. All funds donated through this campaign will be used to buy a Charlottesville nurse a gift card to a local restaurant.
Here’s how you can participate:
• Donate any amount — 100% of your contribution will go toward the purchase of restaurant gift cards. Gift cards will be bought in equal number at all Charlottesville restaurants offering curbside pick-up . The money raised will go first to nurses in the Medical ICU, Emergency Department, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the COVID units.
• Make a card! All gift cards will be delivered along with a handmade card to show our gratitude for their service and courage. Drop off in a plastic bin at 1415 Dairy Road (in between 250 and Preston, by Barracks ) or send them by mail (please email [email redacted] for a mailing address). You may also drop or mail in a gift card if you prefer. Share photos of notes or letters with #FeedTheFrontLine #NursesAreSuperheroes
Why $20,000? There are approximately 400 nurses in active service today at UVA. Our goal is to provide each one of them with a $50 gift card - enough for one meal - to a local restaurant. 20k should get us to that goal and if we surpass, we'll add more to each gift card or expand to Martha Jefferson!
In order to quickly help our local nurses and give much needed monetary support to local restaurants, the deadline to contribute is Friday, April 3rd. We are trying to get to 400 gift cards so every nurse at UVA gets a card and a note.
About the Organizers:
Natasha Lawler is on the Board of the University of Virginia Children's Hospital and chairs their Family Centered Care Committee. Jennifer Eberline is a Charlottesville restaurant public relations and graphic design professional. Natasha and Jen believe in the power of a hand-written note and between the two of them they have five young boys.
- Sharon Schellenbach
- Bob Qu
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