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Companies that help the world fight COVID-19

Sabina Saktaganova Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren has devoted 10 million dollars to COVID-19 relief efforts. The money would be divided among an internal fund for employees and donations to WHO (World Health Organization).

Johnson & Johnson

The company has been helping the affected areas in China by donating 1 million masks, 48,000 bottles of isopropyl alcohol, an electrosurgical generator, and 1,300 packs of contact lenses. It is also giving away $141,000 to Chinese Red Cross Foundation.

Gucci

The brand is going to donate 2 million euros to crowdfunding campaigns in Italy, where the company is based.

Uber Eats

The delivery service is encouraging people to support local businesses. In order to do so, it is waiving delivery fees for more than 100,000 independent restaurants.

Apple

The company will aid healthcare professionals fighting the coronavirus by providing supplies for them. They are also donating millions of masks for medical workers in the United States and Europe in order to thank the medical workers who risk their lives every day.

L’Oréal

The L’Oréal group, which includes brands such as Garnier, Lancôme, and others, has changed the purpose of its facilities. They now produce hand sanitizers and hydroalcoholic gel to help to cope with shortages.

Burberry

The brand is not only supplying 100,000 surgical masks for medical professionals, but it is also changing its trench coat factory in Yorkshire into a station manufacturing nonsurgical suits and masks for British patients. Moreover, the company is helping to fund vaccine research.

Google

Google set up a COVID-19 fund that allows all temporary workers to take paid sick leave if they experience symptoms of the coronavirus, or can’t come to work because of the quarantine. In addition, they have made their conferencing service, Google Hangouts, available for everyone until July 1, 2020.

Chanel

While the brand’s production is stopped, it will start producing face masks and medical equipment in order to aid with fighting the supplies’ shortage.

Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook has donated 720,000 masks in order to help with the deficiency of protective gear for healthcare workers. The company is also working on producing more masks to give away. 

LVMH

French company LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Dior, Tiffany, Dom Pérignon and many other high-end brands, is now helping the world to fight COVID-19. Factories that usually produce perfume and make-up for brands like Christian Dior and Givenchy are now manufacturing hand sanitizers. In fact, the company will now provide French healthcare authorities with free products.

Estée Lauder

The brand has already donated $2 million to the Doctors Without Borders coronavirus fund. In addition, it will reopen one of its factories in New York in order to produce hand sanitizers for populations in high need, including front-line medical workers.  

Alibaba

The billionaire founder of Chinese company Alibaba, Jack Ma, is donating 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks, and 60,000 medical suits, and face shields to African countries through his foundation.

New Balance

New Balance has reported that it will use some of its factories to produce 100,000 surgical masks per week in order to provide the general public with protective supplies.

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