Bank of America donated 226,000 face masks, 128,000 pairs of gloves and 517 cases of hand sanitizer so far to New Jersey communities in 2021, the company announced April 6.
Community FoodBank of New Jersey received 100,000 masks and 50,000 gloves and will distribute the personal protective equipment to partner agencies that help fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey.
Norwescap received 40,000 masks to protect staff members and participants in programs that help low-income communities transform poverty into opportunity.
The Boys & Girls Club Paterson/Passaic received 20,000 gloves and 50 cases of hand sanitizer, and they will distribute the PPE to children aged 5 to 18 in Paterson and Passaic. The Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County received 10,000 masks, 10,000 gloves and 50 cases of hand sanitizer, and plans to distribute PPE to Club families and community members.
Fulfill NJ received 20,000 masks, 10,000 gloves and 50 cases of hand sanitizer. The food bank will use the PPE to help distribute food to the community at its facilities as well as provide PPE to its food pantry partners.
New Brunswick community soup kitchen Elijah’s Promise received 10,000 masks and 50 cases of hand sanitizer and will distribute their donation to the community.
Hamilton-based sculpture part Grounds for Sculpture received 10,000 masks, 8,000 gloves and 50 cases of hand sanitizer to support its opening plan by providing staff with proper PPE.
Region Nine UAW Housing Corp. received 10,000 masks, 10,000 gloves and 50 cases of hand sanitizer, and will distribute PPE across their 100% affordable housing communities.
The Father Center received 6,000 masks and 15 cases of hand sanitizer. It’ll provide PPE to the young men and their families in their Healthy Relationships Healthy Choices program.
CUMAC received 6,000 masks, 6,000 gloves and 50 cases of hand sanitizer and will use the PPE to protect their team, add to aid kits they are distributing to COVID-positive families and individuals that are homebound throughout Passaic County, and to support senior and disabled clients at both The Marketplace at CUMAC as well as The Marketplace at Freedom Village.
Some 6,000 masks, 6,000 gloves and 10 cases of hand sanitizer went to Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank in support of their reopening by providing staff, patrons and students with PPE across the campus.
Project Live, a community-based organization in Newark that provides a wide range of residential, rehabilitative, vocational, and supportive services to mental health consumers, received 4,000 masks and will distribute them to consumers and employees.
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County received 4,000 masks, 4,000 gloves and 12 cases of hand sanitizer, which will be used on their construction sites and at the ReStore for volunteers and staff.
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen received 2,000 gloves and 50 cases of hand sanitizer, and it will distribute the PPE to both staff and patrons.
In full, Bank of America said it’s donated 1.2 million masks locally since the start of the pandemic. This donation and others are part of the bank’s nationwide effort to distribute millions of masks to communities disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. The bank has donated more than 25 million masks nationwide.