Penneys Donates 45,000 Products To HSE Frontline Workers And Patients Across Ireland
Penneys has announced that it is donating 6,000 care packs filled with over 45,000 products to HSE frontline workers and patients in several hospitals across Ireland.
The care packages which are boxed and delivered by Penneys volunteers, feature products including leggings, t-shirts, underwear, socks, and pyjama sets.
The move by Penneys responds to calls from health authorities and charities for urgent supplies of everyday items. Penneys care packs will be given to busy staff working back to back shifts or who are staying away from home, often to protect their families from infection. They will also be offered to patients who have no means of getting a fresh change of clothes or toiletries from home.
This HSE donation forms just one part of a global volunteer effort by hundreds of Primark employees to support those at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.
In Ireland, care packages from Penneys have so far been distributed to 21 hospitals across the country.
Speaking on the donation, Paul Marchant, CEO, Penneys/ Primark commented:
“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the healthcare heroes working tirelessly in the fight against COVID-19. We are proud to be able to provide much-needed everyday items like underwear, t-shirts and towels and hope this will make things a little easier at the end of long shifts. I also want to thank all our colleagues who have played their part, volunteering to pack, coordinate and deliver care packs to hospitals, charities and other healthcare organisations, to help frontline workers and patients across Europe and the US.”
Aside from Ireland, the Primark chain is also sending out care packages to frontline workers, volunteers and patients in cities and towns around the world where Primark stores are located. Over 400,000 products from the chain have already been sent out in a bid to help those who need it most and tackle this pandemic together.
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