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Summit County Government

Posted on: November 10, 2020

County and Towns Kick off "Spread the Warmth" Winter Campaign with a Coffee Shop Drink Card

Spread the warmth

"As the weather gets colder, let's be warmer." This winter, the Towns and the County, in partnership with Building Hope, encourage residents to spread warmth, not COVID, by inspiring acts of kindness across the community.

Contact: Haley Littleton, Communications at Town of Breckenridge, 864-704-0380

SUMMIT COUNTY – The past several months have been difficult for the Summit County community. As we turn towards winter, all of the Towns and Summit County Government are collaborating with Building Hope Summit to encourage kindness, community goodwill, physical health, and mental health during the winter season. 

Amidst high levels of community stress around restrictions, COVID fatigue, mental health, and uncertainty about the future, the "Spread the Warmth" campaign seeks to encourage everyone in Summit County to spread warmth to one another. The campaign will highlight stress coping mechanisms, dealing with COVID fatigue, encouraging safe social connection during the winter, and promoting acts of kindness throughout the community. 

"We all know this winter will be unlike any other we've experienced. Personally, I'm predicting a warmer, brighter, kinder, more hopeful winter than ever, because I know how our community pulls together and lifts each other up when times are tough," comments Jennifer McAtamney, Executive Director for Building Hope Summit. "For Summit County, warmth is all about connection, kindness, and, yes – hope. So let's spread some warmth, not COVID. Let's support our local businesses and each other. We'll all feel better for it." 

The campaign kicks off this week with a redeemable coffee card that encourages residents to "spread the warmth" by purchasing one another a warm beverage from participating Summit County coffee shops. We hope this campaign stimulates our local businesses and encourages citizens to spread kindness without spreading the virus. Cards will be sold at participating coffee shops for $5 and will be redeemable at the shop where the card was purchased. The card will be redeemable until March 31, 2020, if residents or visitors wish to use these cards as small holiday gifts. 

"While people may not be able to get together to grab a cup of coffee right now, we hope that this program will allow residents to spread warmth by gifting each other a cup of coffee," comments Haley Littleton, Communications for the Town of Breckenridge. "If you notice someone is having a particularly rough time, we encourage community members to support local businesses and spread kindness by purchasing them a redeemable drink." 

The "Spread the Warmth" cards will be available at the following shops, with more expected to be added.

  • Breckenridge: Coffee Depot, Cuppa Joe, Cool River, Semplice Cafe, Unravel Coffee, and La Francaise
  • Dillon: Cameez, Starbucks, and the Pour House
  • Frisco: Rocky Mountain, Next Page, Abbey's Coffee, and Mountain Dweller
  • Silverthorne: Red Buffalo Coffee & Tea and Blue Moon Bakery

"We encourage the community to come together during these challenging times to support our businesses and spread warmth to one another. Let's warm up Summit," added Littleton. 

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El Condado y las Ciudades dan inicio a la campaña de invierno "Difunde Afecto" con una tarjeta de bebidas en la cafetería

"A medida que el clima se vuelve más frío, seamos más cálidos". Este invierno, los ciudades y el Condado en asociación con Building Hope, alientan a los residentes a difundir afecto, no COVID, inspirando actos de bondad en toda la comunidad. 

Los últimos meses han sido difíciles para la comunidad del condado de Summit. A medida que nos acercamos al invierno, todas las ciudades y el gobierno del condado de Summit están colaborando con Building Hope Summit para fomentar la bondad, la buena voluntad comunitaria, la salud física y la salud mental durante la temporada de invierno. 

En medio de altos niveles de estrés comunitario en torno a las restricciones, la fatiga de COVID, la salud mental y la incertidumbre sobre el futuro, la campaña "Difunde Afecto" busca alentar a todos en el condado de Summit a difundir afecto entre sí. La campaña enfatizará los mecanismos para hacer frente al estrés, lidiar con la fatiga de COVID, fomentar la relación social segura durante el invierno y promover actos de bondad en toda la comunidad. 

"Todos sabemos que este invierno será diferente a cualquier otro que hayamos experimentado. Personalmente, estoy prediciendo un invierno más cálido, brillante, amable y esperanzador que nunca, porque sé cómo nuestra comunidad se une y se anima mutuamente cuando los tiempos son difíciles ", comenta Jennifer McAtamney, directora ejecutiva de Building Hope Summit. "Para el condado de Summit, la calidez tiene que ver con la relación, la amabilidad y, sí, la esperanza. Así que difundamos algo de afecto y calidez, no COVID. Apoyemos a nuestros negocios locales y entre nosotros. Todos nos sentiremos mejor". 

La campaña comienza esta semana con una tarjeta de café canjeable que alienta a los residentes a "difundir el afecto" al comprarse uno al otro una bebida caliente en las cafeterías participantes del condado de Summit. Esperamos que esta campaña estimule nuestras empresas locales y anime a los ciudadanos a difundir la bondad sin propagar el virus. Las tarjetas se venderán en las cafeterías participantes por $5 y se podrán canjear en la tienda donde se compró la tarjeta. La tarjeta se podrá canjear hasta el 31 de marzo de 2020, si los residentes o visitantes desean utilizar estas tarjetas como pequeños obsequios navideños. 

"Mientras que las personas no puedan reunirse para tomar una taza de café en este momento, esperamos que este programa permita a los residentes difundir afecto y calidez regalándose una taza de café", comenta Haley Littleton, Comunicaciones de la ciudad de Breckenridge . "Si nota que alguien está pasando por un momento particularmente difícil, animamos a los miembros de la comunidad a que apoyen a las empresas locales y difundan la amabilidad comprándoles una bebida canjeable". 

Las tarjetas "Difunde afecto" estarán disponibles en las siguientes tiendas, y se espera que se agreguen más durante el invierno. 

  • Breckenridge: Coffee Depot, Cuppa Joe, Cool River, Semplice Cafe, Unravel Coffee y La Francaise
  • Dillon: Cameez, Starbucks y Pour House
  • Frisco: Rocky Mountain, Next Page, Abbey's Coffee y Mountain Dweller
  • Silverthorne: Red Buffalo Coffee y Tea and Blue Moon Bakery

“Alentamos a la comunidad a unirse durante estos tiempos difíciles para apoyar nuestros negocios y difundir afecto entre nosotros. Vamos a dar calidez al condado de Summit ”, agregó Littleton.

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