In Support of Mental Health & Wellbeing

On Saturday May 16 at 7pm, PTBOStrong hosted covAID, an entertainment filled evening to enjoy with the family at home.

Funds raised via covAID will flow through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund – established by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and United Way Peterborough & District – to charities providing mental health supports in our community.

Details

What: Great entertainment from local community leaders, musicians and celebrities.

When: covAID premiere was on Saturday May 16 at 7pm

Missed covAID? Watch it here:

YourTV Peterborough/Lindsay YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afbk6A-kA3A

Merchandise:

Get your official covAID merchandise! 100% of funds raised from merchandise sales will go to COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Get your apparel now: https://imprintedapparelstore.com/covaid

Sharing:

covAid organizers encourage people to use the hashtags #CovaidPtbo and #PtboStrong on their social media platforms when posting about the event. And remember to share photos of you wearing your merchandise using the hashtags!

Share what community and mental health means to you during this crisis on https://www.facebook.com/PTBOstrong/ or your own social media pages.

PtboStrong encourages everyone who can to make a donation in support of mental health.

(You will receive a tax receipt from Canada Helps)

Donations received during covAID will go to local charities to help them respond to increased demand for counselling and other mental health supports and to deliver those services in innovative ways during the pandemic.

“I have so many friends and business owners in the community who are suffering from mental health issues that are compounded by this crisis,” says Tim Burke, of PTBOStrong (http://www.peterboroughstrong.com/index.html), who is co-organizer of covAID with David Koski. “I thought that covAID would be a great opportunity to bring Peterborough and the Kawarthas together for a special night while raising vital funds for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.”

Tim Burke

“The pandemic has shown how strong our community is at coming together,” adds David Feeley, Senior Manager at YourTV Peterborough/Lindsay (https://www.yourtv.tv/peterborough). “Being involved in this project and broadcasting covAid is something YourTV couldn’t be more proud of.”

David Feeley

“For people already living with mental health challenges, COVID-19 has made it even harder to cope. For others, isolation, financial worries and uncertainty about the future are triggering anxiety and straining relationships,” says John Good of Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (https://cfgp.ca/). “The COVID-19 Community Response Fund is a partnership between the Community Foundation, United Way Peterborough & District and local donors – helping charities provide mental health supports in new ways amid challenging circumstances.”

John Good

For more information and to inquire about getting involved with covAID, please contact Tim Burke via peterboroughstrong@gmail.com or 705.875.2542

For more information about the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, please contact John Good.

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