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What Local Companies are Doing During COVID-19 Crisis to Give Back

Updated: Apr 10, 2020

While the nation practices self-isolating to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, many find themselves looking for ways to give back to their communities.

Whether creating masks at home to donate to healthcare workers or leaving some extra supplies on their front step for delivery servicemen, many have found new ways to help others during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Born and raised in Newton Massachusetts, actor John Krasinski has created the overnight sensation Some Good News that highlights the ways in which individuals are still doing good in the world during this pandemic. Here at Generus, we would like to highlight some local Massachusetts-based companies and individuals who have innovated to give back in creative ways:

Acton-based skate sharpening company Sparx Hockey, has committed to making 10,000 single use shields each week for medical workers at MGH. Boston Globe

A team at MIT launched a technique for mass manufacture of disposable face shields to battle the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage across the United States. MIT News

Cambridge bar & café Shy Bird announced that customers can place online orders to be delivered to staff members at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mass Live .

Villa Mexico Cafe is also delivering donated meals to first responders. Over the past two weeks their team has delivered meals, purchased by others, to MGH, Beth Israel, Children's Hospital, Cambridge Health Associates, Brigham and Women's and Boston Medical Center.

LeanIX offices in Watertown entered a hack-a-thon and built a cross-border database to list the available capabilities of hospitals throughout Europe and their current levels of ICU capacity. LeanIX

12-year-old Rockland Middle School student Harrison Holbrook is using his 3D printer to make masks that can be sterilized and used again by healthcare workers in the area. Boston Herald 

Boston Scientific is supporting employees who are trained healthcare providers choosing to volunteer as supplemental staff for hospitals in need as well as donating PPE to local hospitals and government agencies. P&T Community

KVC Builders in Waltham will manufacture aerosol boxes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in local hospitals. NBC10 Boston

Interested in making a difference during #COVID19? Check out https://www.generus.net/coronavirus-volunteering to learn about how you can help in caring ways. Generus connects companies and employees with co-workers and causes they are passionate about. 

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