Aramark Aims to Donate 5 Million Face Masks - One for Every Mask Sold - to Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters
PHILADELPHIA, December 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) has launched a face mask donation campaign to benefit Ronald McDonald House locations across the United States that will help support the vital services and compassionate care they provide to children and their families. For every non-medical Washable Preventive Mask (3-pack)1 purchased by an Aramark customer, the Company will donate three non-medical 7” 3-ply Disposable Masks to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Chapters.2
To kick start the campaign, Aramark has committed to making a donation of 50,000 disposable face masks to be distributed among 50 RMHC Chapters, with a goal to donate five million masks to RMHC Chapters.
“We are proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities with this program as they continue to provide crucial resources and support to families with ill or injured children,” said Brad Drummond, Chief Operating Officer of Aramark Uniform and Refreshment Services. “It is our hope, during these challenging times, that our partnership and this donation help provide an even more comforting environment for Ronald McDonald House visitors and families utilizing their services.”
“On behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Aramark for their continued support of our mission and the millions of children and families we serve each year,” said Kelly Dolan, President and CEO, RMHC. “This in-kind donation comes at a time of immense need for our Chapters and we are grateful to be included in this tremendous initiative.”
The RMHC face mask donation program will run through December 14, 2021 and has a donation cap of five million masks. To learn more about the RMHC donation campaign and purchase a non-medical Washable Preventive Mask (3-pack), visit aramarkuniform.com.
Aramark has a long history of supporting RMHC through its annual employee Aramark Building Community Day, a day set aside for employees to assist nonprofit community partners with service projects or donations.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with its 84-year history of answering the call for assistance in times of need, Aramark has been working harder than ever to provide food and resources to communities feeling the impact. During the early days of the pandemic, Aramark redeployed its Uniform Services division production lines to manufacture essential personal protective equipment (PPE) needed during the public health crisis, with a focus on helping the heroes working in hospitals and in other critical roles across the United States. This summer, Aramark donated 250,000 face masks to the American Red Cross, to be worn by Red Cross staff at blood drives, protecting workers and the volunteer donors who are key to saving lives, and 25,000 cloth masks to the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, to share with their nationwide network of members.
1These masks are not for medical use, do not protect against small respiratory particles that can cause illness and only provide extra face coverage that may help prevent the spread of large particles.
2With the purchase of a non-medical Washable Preventive Mask (3-pack) from December 15, 2020 – December 14, 2021, Aramark will donate three (3) non-medical 7” 3-ply Disposable Masks to RMHC Chapters up to a maximum of 5 million masks. The minimum contribution for this program will be 50,000 masks.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through a global network of over 260 Chapters in 65 countries and regions, RMHC enables, facilitates and supports family-centered care through three core programs: The Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. RMHC programs help families with ill or injured children stay together and near leading hospitals and health care services worldwide, ensuring they have access to the medical care their child needs while fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care. For more information, visit rmhc.org. Follow RMHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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