Support local businesses and keep our community safe!

Help our frontline healthcare workers and your local businesses when you buy gift cards on supportdowntownptbo.ca.

Starting Monday, April 27, the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area will be donating $25 to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation in support of the hospital’s COVID-19 response effort for every $50 in gift cards purchased on the site.

Thanks to a generous community donation of up to $50,000, the PRHC Foundation is able to match community donations for a limited time, meaning your purchase of $50 in gift cards for your local downtown businesses can leverage $50 in support of the PRHC Foundation.

Donations to the PRHC Foundation’s COVID-19 response fund will help fund vital investments like 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 them safe. For more about the great work PRHC and the PRHC Foundation are doing, visit www.prhcfoundation.ca.

Local businesses continue to face many challenges and your support with the purchase of gift cards is helping them through a very difficult time.

“The support of our community has been phenomenal,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the DBIA. “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.”

How it works:
• Go to 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

The 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.

The DBIA has previously held two promotions, giving away $2,500 and $5,000 in Downtown Money. To date, nearly $50,000 in gift cards have been purchased from supportdowntownptbo.ca.

There are more than 80 places to shop on supportdowntownptbo.ca! Support your local businesses and support your frontline healthcare workers at the same time!

In this challenging time, an unprecedented number of downtown businesses are offering takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery. The DBIA has created lists of businesses currently offering shopping and food with instructions on how to order:
• List of retailers: https://downtownptbo.ca/news-item/order-from-your-downtown-stores/
• List of eateries: https://downtownptbo.ca/news-item/eateries-available-for-take-out-delivery/