We immediately started contacting our suppliers to see if they could help us and the answer was YES. We've been in touch with government agencies and while this is a top priority for them our fear is that it may take too long to find new supply chain partners and solve for pending stock outs in the near term.
Our aim is to collect donations so that we can order and distribute PPE items ASAP where they are needed most. Ideally we can help bridge any gaps while larger government initiatives are being rolled out so that our healthcare workers can stay safe.
Your dollars will go directly towards purchasing these key items so we can donate them. Knix and our partners will cover all costs associated with the shipping and distribution of the items.
Every dollar counts. Here are some rough estimates of how far your donations will go (NOTE Updated with new costing as PPE prices have been on the rise):
$10 - 2 x N95 mask
$20 - 4 x N95 maks
$50 - 100 surgical masks
$100 - 500 pairs of surgical gloves
$250 - One doctor or nurse kit (estimated gloves, masks and gowns needed for one hospital nurse or doctor for 7 days)
As the sister of someone on the frontline I want to say a big thank you for your support. This is personal for me as it is for so many of you. We all know people that are putting their lives at risk every day so that we can stay healthy and safe.
I know in times like these we want to find ways to help. We are staying at home, practicing social distancing and emotionally supporting friends and family. Hopefully you will see this as a great chance to do something more.
Joanna (Founder & CEO) and the entire Knix team
Photo credit: Surgical nurse @simply_merissa shared on March 19th
**Please note we are not a registered charity and therefore cannot issue tax receipts for any donations
We have created a private form to track requests for supplies so that we can match products available for donation with those who need them. Please feel free to share this link with hospitals, clinics etc that are in need of supplies
Who are we?
Knix is a Canadian women's intimate apparel company based in Toronto. We are working with a local PPE distributor in Toronto as well our two main manufacturing partners in China who also own factories that exclusively produce PPE to purchase masks, gowns and gloves that we will bring to Canada for donation.
Where will dollars raised go?
All dollars raised will go towards purchasing these masks, gowns and gloves at cost. Knix will then subsidize the transportation costs to get the items here and distributed to hospitals, clinics and other places with frontline workers that need PPE. We will use the PPE request form to match items purchased with places that have immediate requests. So far we have received requests from several leading Canadian hospitals.
- Benjamin Davis
- Karen Cox
- Risa Cohen
Fundraising team: Knix (4)
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