Hand sanitizer is a much-needed safety item as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, but many organizations are reeling from overstretched budgets and don’t have the money to keep up with the demand they have for basic protective supplies. Florida’s Kira Labs wants to help — by giving away one million tubes of its Medyskin Hand Sanitizer to groups in need.
The company is ready to ship to hospitals, schools and nonprofits in need: Interested groups can submit a form at this link to request a minimum of 2,500 and up to a maximum of 20,000 2.5-ounce tubes of 70% alcohol hand sanitizer while supplies last.
Several South Florida organizations have already benefited from the generosity of Kira Labs and its partner Simple Life Medical. Orange County was the recipient of 100,000 tubes, a local chapter of the Salvation Army received 20,000, and 10,000 hand sanitizer tubes were delivered to the Orlando Airport. Thousands more have gone to community partners such as Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County, Little Smiles, and the Delray Housing Authority.
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Early on in the pandemic, Kira Labs and a partner was providing a truckload per day of its antimicrobial hand wash to the healthcare workers at the emergency hospital for coronavirus patients at New York City’s Javits Center.
The company — which specializes in creating cosmetics such as body washes and face serums — hired over 20 additional employees to meet demand, doubling its production per person to get hand sanitizer to the places that need it.
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“There’s no better feeling than helping others,” says CEO David Rosen. “This pandemic experience has impacted our organization in many positive ways, increasing our sense of teamwork and a commitment to keeping ourselves and others safe. We hope these donations will benefit many wonderful people and causes. “
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