essential worker karma float fund

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on everyone's lives over the past few months. Some of the hardest impacted in our community are our essential workers. We depend on people to show up to work to provide food, groceries, gas and other essential goods and services at great risk to themselves and their families, for little financial incentive.

Many front line workers have seen their hours decrease while the duties, responsibilities, and risks significantly increase, and not in line with their rate of pay. While many employment sectors received a bit of a break and people had fewer demands of their time, front line workers experienced the opposite. More work crammed into fewer hours, with high stress for marginally more than CERB offers. Essential employees are stressed out, overwhelmed, and burnt out; they would really benefit from the stress and anxiety dissolving properties of a float tank. It's for these reasons that oGoFloat will thank and honour our communities hardest working individuals with quality relaxation and stress relief.

 

Thanks to those who donated funds during oGoFloat's Virtual Float Bingo we're able to offer 20+ floats to Penticton (and area) essential workers. Normally Karma Floats are offered on a 'pay what you can' basis, but these floats are already paid for and totally free to the redeemer. 

This includes (but is not limited) to those who work at grocery stores, convenience stores, butcher, bakery, food services, hardware store and any other essential retail business, bus drivers, janitorial staff, liquor & cannabis stores, violence prevention and other social service workers.   

Fill out the nomination form. Nominations will remain open until June 30th, or until all floats have been claimed. It is totally acceptable to nominate yourself. We ask that your nominee be someone who is familiar with float therapy and has expressed desire to float. All information will be kept confidential. 

Nominations are now closed and Karma Floats are being booked. If you completed a nomination form please check your email and contact us if you don't see an email from us. 

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How it (normally) Works

Karma Floats are offered on a pay what you can basis. You can literally pay whatever you want to for a full 90 minutes of recovery and relaxation in one of our quality float tanks. Only have $5? Cool. Pay that. $50 feel comfortable for you? That's perfect. Want to pay $500? We won't argue! Pay whatever it feels like it's worth to you. 

Some of our Karma Day's are totally open to anyone and some are offered to groups or sectors of the population. Some Karma Day's are filled by application, some by nomination, and others simply by sign up. Stay tuned to this page or sign up for our newsletter to receive notice of future Karma Float Programs. 

Just because it's donation based doesn't mean we don't have our usual late cancellation or no-show policy in effect. If you do not provide at least 24 hours’ notice you will be charged a $20 late cancellation fee.

If you can comfortably afford to float at our usual prices, we ask that you consider leaving spots available for those who can't. Our hope here is to reach those for whom proper self-care usually feels out of reach. But we'll ask no questions and make no judgements, no matter who you are, no matter what you pay.

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144 Chambers Place, Penticton, BC 

250-488-2930

RelaxHarder@oGoFloat.ca

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