Award-winning sexual wellness brand Jimmyjane has been working hard to help its community fight COVID-19 and has sourced and donated 2,100 face shields to Los Angeles-area hospitals in need. On the final day of Nurse Appreciation Week, the company encourages other adult brands to work their connections with health product suppliers to get hard-to-find and much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) in the hands of frontline workers.
With robust manufacturing connections thanks to the brand’s 16 years in the industry, Jimmyjane successfully leveraged relationships to source hard-to-get face shields, essential for protecting healthcare workers in their fight to save lives. The company air-freighted the 2,100-strong supply direct to their Southern California warehouse and distributed them to two key facilities to ensure they were available to first responders at the height of this crisis.
One-thousand units went direct to Good Samaritan Hospital near downtown Los Angeles, and 1,100 were donated to the American University of Health Sciences Foundation (AUHS) for distribution to hospitals in Los Angeles County.
“We are so grateful for this contribution; face shields are a vital form of protection and much-needed in our facility,” said Ben Musser, Assistant Medical Director at Good Samaritan Hospital. “During this trying time, and when safety supplies are so hard to come by, we greatly appreciate the efforts of companies like Jimmyjane who are willing to invest time, energy, and funds in getting our frontline healthcare workers the supplies they need.”
“Contributions like this are keeping us safe in these unprecedented times and we are so thankful to the Jimmyjane team for their efforts,” said Dr. Kim Dang, Founder and President of the American University of Health Sciences Foundation. “These valuable face shields will be distributed to hospitals within the Emanate Health System in Los Angeles County and help provide protection and support to hard-working essential healthcare workers.”
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety supplies have been hard to come by – especially for front-line medical personnel – and Jimmyjane is pleased to help ease some of that burden.
“We are thrilled to be able to use our vast resources to support our community by donating face shields to hospitals in need to help keep their healthcare workers safe,” Jimmyjane Vice President of People Tami Aguilar said. “In the face of this pandemic, doctors, nurses, and support staff are true heroes and deserve access to PPE. We are grateful for the opportunity to help. ”