Posts tagged helping Haiti with promotional items
In the midst of an earth shattering disaster in Haiti, people across the world are working to put the pieces back together. As orphaned children walk the streets and businesses lay in shambles, we ask ourselves, “What can we do?”
Promotional products serve us daily helping to raise awareness for special foundations and to reward hard working students and employees. Without these giveaways, trade shows would be less exciting, friendly competition between stores would decrease and sports teams would be fan-less. However, tragic events like the earthquake in Haiti remind us that we are very priviledged to have such things.
Players in the promotional industry have begun relief efforts with personal donations but one corporation decided to go above and beyond. Cintas Corporation of Cincinnati partnered with the local Matthew: 25 Ministries, to donate over $330,000 in promotional items to the people of Haiti. Aware that medical supplies are in high demand, Cintas is sending over 21,000 medical scrubs along with latex gloves, first aid kits, hand sanitizers and masks. To help clothe those that have lost their belongings, over 21,000 other piece of apparel will be sent as well.
Chief Executive Officer, Scott Farmer said, “The people of Haiti have suffered immeasurable loss and we are pleased to do our part to help them overcome this tragedy.” It’s amazing to see a member of the promotional products industry working so hard for such a fantastic cause. Then again, promotional products have always played a strong role in awareness events and benefits. In the coming months, organizations will be raising money and goods for relief and reconstruction in Haiti, and you better believe that promotional products will be doing their job to enlist dedicated donors and selfless volunteers.