Cash Mob hopes to ‘spread the love’ at Decades

Organizers with Cash Mob Chilliwack are going ahead with plans to support Decades Coffee Club on Saturday.

Organizers with Cash Mob Chilliwack are going ahead with plans to support Decades Coffee Club on Saturday.

“Our whole intent initially was either to hold a goodbye party or a step-up to relocation,” said co-founder Scott McVetty.

The rationale for the Decades event has now changed slightly since proponents of a youth shelter are no longer pursuing the Wellington Avenue location.

“We are still holding our event,” McVetty said. “The only new element is that there will be donations accepted for the Cyrus Centre youth shelter at the same time. So it will have a dual cause.”

Cash Mob event will run from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Decades, but supporters can show up at other times that are more convenient if that window doesn’t work.

“The idea is spend a little money, spread a lot of love,” said McVetty, who describes the group as pro-business and pro-community at the same time. “If you have some extra change, drop it in the jar.”

Members of the Cash Mob Chilliwack Facebook page are slowly gravitating to a new location, a new Facebook page called Live Chilliwack, he said.

Cash Mob was formed to focus on supporting local business.

The group succeeded in attracting 1,500 people to eat Indian food in Chilliwack one day last year in the wake of a disturbing incident of racism.

“It would be fantastic to see a large group of people descend on Decades on March 15.”

jfeinberg@theprogress.com