PPE UPDATE: Half a Million in Donations

TEAM KNIX / MAY 13, 2020

It’s been a while since we’ve updated you, but our campaign to facilitate and deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline healthcare workers is still going strong.

And with almost $500,000 in donations, we’re not stopping.


What do your donations look like in PPE? We checked in with Founder and CEO of Knix, Joanna Griffiths, who broke it down for us: 

That’s 400,000 masks and gloves as well as 1000 litres of hand sanitizer. Every week we ship to roughly 75 hospitals, long term care facilities, homeless shelters and other community organizations. For 90% of the places we ship to, we are the only PPE they have received. When we took on this initiative, I didn’t foresee us becoming the critical source for so many organizations, it’s been an honour to help and we are so grateful for your support”


Two months ago, Dr. Chris Griffiths mentioned to his sister (and Knix founder) Joanna that his hospital was already running low on PPE. With an unpredictable road ahead, masks, gowns and gloves for frontline workers were in short supply a reality that continues to impact hospitals and healthcare institutions around the world fighting against COVID-19.


So Knix got to work with team members who took on second jobs working evenings and weekends to do our part to source, buy and distribute PPE. With a commitment that Knix would cover all transportation and logistics costs, we launched a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of raising $50,000. Thanks to your support and a partnership with the Robert Kerr Foundation, that number is nearing $500,000. 

We launched this campaign simply because we wanted to help in any way possible. “However, for Knix this has become so much more than a one time thing”, Joanna told us. Getting PPE to those in need continues to be a top priority at Knix HQ. 

 

We would never be able to do this alone. We’d like to thank Virox for donating disinfectant, Purell for donating hand sanitizer, Suzie’s Good Fats for donating snacks for frontline workers, and the Pizza Pizza events team for helping us make deliveries every week. And you, for making this all possible. 

We knew our Knix community was incredible, but we’re continuously blown away by all of the love and support you have to give. When the world seems to be in a dark place, it’s beautiful to see people coming together to make it much, much brighter. 

 

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