During this time of a pandemic and economic crisis, there are many companies who have stepped up to the plate. They are helping their fellow citizens as we navigate these unprecedented times together. Here is a list of the many companies that are currently going above and beyond to help combat the coronavirus and expand programming for us at home:

Assisting with personal protective equipment and ventilators 

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that they were able to source 10 million masks that they are sending around the United States and places in Europe who need them most.

  • General Motors and Ventec Life Systems announced that they were going to begin manufacturing 10,000 ventilators per month and 50,000 per day.

  • Brooks Brothers says they will be able to produce 150,000 masks per day. The reason they are able to be able to produce so many quickly without having the problems that many designers are having is because they have factories in America. They are currently working with CDC and FDA to make sure the masks are approved and can move forward.

  • MyPillow has committed to refocusing 75% of their manufacturing to making masks. 

  • Eclipse International is switching production to face masks. They are donating the masks instead of having hospitals and healthcare agencies pay for them.

  • More companies are stepping up like Serta Simmons Bedding, Facebook, PG&E, Tesla, IBM, Harbor Freight Tools, Joann Fabrics, Canada Goose, Ford Motor Companies, Fiat Chrysler, and Dyson. 

Assisting healthcare workers with transportation, food, and self-care

  • Arena Analytics placed a massive order of Girl Scout cookies upon hearing the sale of the cookies was being cut short due the pandemic so the orders were then donated to hospitals.

  • Allbirds donated $500,000 worth of shoes to the healthcare workers and is now hosting a buy one, gift one initiative to have the public assist them in their efforts.

  • Crocs are donating 10,000 pairs of clogs a day to healthcare employees. 

  • Starbucks is offering a free tall coffee to healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other hospital employees. 

  • Krispy Kreme is giving a free dozen doughnuts to healthcare workers when they present their badge. 


  • Audible is offering hundreds of free children’s books and students.

  • Babbel is offering three months of free language courses to US students until mid-June.

  • Internet providers like Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox are providing low-cost internet or even free internet for households with K-12 children.

  • Zoom has lifted it’s 40 minute time limit and is completely free for schools.

You can find many of these and more on Forbes. The list of companies stepping up is unlike anything we have ever seen. 

To our nurses, doctors, paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and first responders, thank you so much for your hard-work and dedication. We appreciate you and everything you do.

Caroline C.
FFL Cabinet Member
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