"Bee kind" flower seeds honouring Dr. Bonnie Henry sell out quickly

Dec 11 2020, 5:22 pm

West Coast Seeds has raised over $90,000 for Foodbanks Canada thanks to the sale of the very popular Dr. Henry Pollinator Blend.

All proceeds from sales of the wildflower seed blend, which honours BC’s provincial health officer, are donated to Food Banks of Canada.

The campaign was first launched on November 16, and sold out with more than 5,500 units purchased in only three days.

West Coast Seeds started this giving campaign in appreciation for Henry, healthcare providers, and health officials across Canada and provide support for families in need for challenges that came with COVID-19.

The campaign now has a new goal — $150,000 — with additional units now in stock to continue supporting frontline workers.

The Dr. Bonnie Henry Pollinator Blend was inspired by Henry’s own catchphrase, “Be Calm, Be Kind, Be Safe.”

The blend includes orange, pink, snow-white, and yellow-bloom Cosmos flowers that are reflective of Dr. Henry’s personal fashion palette.

“The support we’ve experienced since the launch has been incredible,” said Aaron Saks, President of West Coast Seeds, in a release. 

“We sold our entire inventory in just three days, far exceeding our expectations. We have another 20,000 units now available, and if we sell them all, we will be donating roughly $150,000 to Food Banks Canada to support families facing challenging times across the country.” 

In addition to the Dr. Bonnie Henry campaign, West Coast Seeds also donated 15% of all sales to the Breakfast Club of Canada over the Black Friday weekend. In total, West Coast Seeds has contributed $13,500 to their cause through this giving campaign.