How We're Giving Back
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the world, revealing vulnerabilities and exacerbating difficulties for those who were already struggling. During this difficult time, we're doing as much as possible to help our friends, family, community and customers.
Early last year, SUNLINE began working to provide resources and ensure we can supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We plan to continue our work with a focus on giving back to those most in need.
Our plan for supporting our community's safety includes:
Using our supply chain connections to get companies the PPE they need
Starting the MEandPPE social media campaign
Donating to great organizations that are making a difference
Sharing tips and recommendations
SUNLINE Supply knows that the first step to successfully mediating COVID-19 is providing individuals with the information and supplies they need to protect themselves and those around them. We hope to spread awareness and supplies to encourage everyone to take proper precautions by using PPE. Our organization also wants to provide extra help for the most vulnerable members of our community.
Keep reading to learn more about how we're using our expertise and resources to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We created the #MEandPPE campaign to encourage people to wear masks to protect themselves and their communities as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
Even with the vaccine being distributed, it is so crucial that people remain vigilant and follow the CDC recommendations this winter. We hope this reminder—that we are all in this together, but it starts with ‘me’—can help get us through the winter with less loss of life and tragedy.
We urge businesses to join the #MeandPPE social media campaign and share photos of their employees staying safe and wearing masks using the MeandPPE hashtag or tagging @MEandPPE on Facebook or Instagram.
Recovery Without Barriers
Recovery Without Barriers is a community group based in Upper Darby. This organization assists individuals in Delaware County who struggle with drug addiction. Their primary goal is to help those in need get access to treatment and recovery programs.
The COVID-19 pandemic had an enormous impact on every aspect of our lives this past year, and the prolonged stress and isolation have led to increased rates of substance abuse across the U.S. Increased rates in COVID among homeless is also a huge issue, as many do not have access to masks and other PPE neceesary to protect themselves from the virus.
Current addiction treatment and recovery services can be complex and difficult to access, especially with COVID-19 restrictions in place. When someone needs help, any delay can be critical. Recovery Without Barriers works to provide educational resources and assistance that eases the burden of seeking treatment, so these individuals and their families can continue the path of recovery.
To support the work Recovery Without Barriers does, SUNLINE Supply has donated 200 PPE care packages that the organization can distribute to families and individuals affected by drug addiction. Each care package contains a pair of winter gloves, heavy-knit socks, a beanie hat and three KN95 masks.
SUNLINE has also donated 400 additional masks to the outreach program to protect organizational volunteers, those seeking treatment and any other individuals in need.
St. Francis Inn
The St. Francis Inn in Kensington is a Franciscan Eucharistic organization that dedicates its time to assisting the poor and homeless of Philadelphia. They work to meet the people's immediate, everyday needs in their community by serving daily meals and providing clean clothing.
Their facilities include the Inn, where the organization serves meals at tables restaurant-style, and Marie's Closet thrift store, where guests can redeem vouchers for clean sets of seasonally appropriate clothing.
The St. Francis Inn philosophy is to respect human dignity and empower folks to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. They work to address structural injustices and other factors that often lead to homelessness.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Francis has assisted those who feel the impacts of widespread unemployment and financial insecurity resulting from business closures and lockdowns.
To help St. Francis provide cold-weather gear and COVID-19 protection to its guests, SUNLINE Supply donated more than 100 PPE care packages to the organization to distribute to those in need in the Philadelphia area. As mentioned above, each package contains a pair of winter gloves, heavy-knit socks, a beanie hat and three KN95 masks.
Mask Wearing 101 From 9 to 5
With the onset of winter, we wanted to share some essential tips for employees and mask-wearing as temperatures drop:
SUNLINE Supply, a division of Arnold’s Office Furniture, is a PPE distributor located in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania. We created SUNLINE Supply in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to aid those in need of essential personal protective equipment.
“It has been heartbreaking to see news stories of hospital workers wearing one mask for a week straight because they could not get more masks and other essential supplies. After 91 years in our family-run business and a decade of importing goods from Asia, we knew that our experience and dedicated staff could help. We started using our connections to import millions of masks early last spring.” - Jay Berkowitz, President of Sunline Supply.
If your business is in need of COVID-19 testing kits or PPE products such as face masks, gloves, gowns and more, contact us right away. Our dedicated team of more than 50 employees will work around the clock to ensure you get the products you need with great customer service and affordable prices!