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South Surrey coffee shop fundraiser marks one-year with Easter-themed sale

Everbean Cafe selling Easter treats in support of gift-card campaign for health-care workers
South Surrey’s Everbean Cafe is selling ‘Hatching Egg Hot Chocolate Bombs’ to support its campaign to show appreciation for frontline workers. (Contributed photo)

A year ago this week, South Surrey’s Everbean Cafe launched a fundraising initiative to help – and show appreciation for – the work Semiahmoo Peninsula health-care workers have done during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At that time, Everbean – which is located in the Abby Lane Health Centre (106-15331 16 Ave.), just a few blocks from Peace Arch Hospital – set up a pair of ongoing gift cards and encouraged local residents to donate to the accounts if they wished.

Twelve months later, and the popular coffee shop has raised $5,376 according to Everbean Cafe owner Jessie Chou – enough to fund 24 deliveries to Peace Arch Hospital; in total, more than 600 pastries, 670 beverages and 110 sandwiches and bowls of soup were dropped off throughout the year.

Now, the café’s campaign – dubbed the Give Thanks Initiative – is switching gears for Easter, while still aiming to support front-line workers. Currently, Everbean Cafe is selling ‘Hatching Egg Hot Chocolate Bombs’ as take-home Easter treats, and $1 from every sale will be put towards the gift-card initiative.

Donations can also be made via the shop’s website,

“We believe that slow and steady can make an impact, even when the daily work goes largely unnoticed,” said Chou.

“Never under-estimate the love poured into a cup of coffee. It might lift up the spirit of a front-line professional, and let them know the community is grateful for their work.”

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