Doctors across the country are working day and night, risking their lives for those who are affected by COVID-19. But with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the necessary supplies needed to protect healthcare workers are depleting quicker than they’re being replenished.
Canadian companies have stepped to the plate to do good for their communities during these uncertain times, and another one that is playing its part in stopping the spread of the disease is the intimates brand Knix.
Knix recently secured over 100,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals across Canada.
After speaking with her brother who’s a doctor in Hamilton, Knix Founder & CEO Joanna Griffiths began a GoFundMe campaign to start raising funds for N95 masks, surgical masks, and gloves, which the company is able to access through the vendors they work with.
The campaign, which launched on March 21, has already received an overwhelming response.
with the help of the Canadian community, Knix has already raised $80,000 through the campaign.
With an original goal to raise $50,000, the campaign surpassed the goal within the first 48 hours. To date, the fund has been put towards 100 units of medical gear and the first donation shipment was sent to an organization in Alberta.
“It is a crucial time for our community to come together for the common good. After understanding the severity of the issue, we immediately contacted our suppliers to see if they could help and the answer was YES.”Joanna Griffiths, Founder & CEO of Knix
Through the GoFundMe campaign, organizations are able to fill out a PPE Request Form for the supplies they need most. Knix plans to continue funnelling supplies to hospitals, clinics, and non-profits across the country for as long as necessary.
“Our aim is to help bridge inventory gaps while larger government programs are put in place. The feedback for this campaign has truly been overwhelming and goes beyond a monetary value. Canadians are rallying together to support our nation’s selfless frontline workers,” Griffiths said.
To show your support, you can donate to the GoFundMe campaign here.
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