Hanes donating 1 million face masks to keep homeless from getting COVID-19

ATLANTA — Popular basic apparel brand Hanes is donating 1 million face masks to help people who are experiencing homelessness stay safe from COVID-19.

“Hanes is leveraging its relationships with nonprofit agencies built through the Hanes National Sock Drive to help those experiencing homelessness gain access to masks,” the company said in a news release.

In Atlanta, the apparel company has donated 7,000 masks to nonprofit partners Zaban Paradies Center, Nicholas House and Covenant House, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


“Homeless people face even more limited avenues for support during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Horvath said,” said Mark Horvath, founder of the nonprofit Invisible People. “This program is critical to driving the importance of having and wearing face coverings whenever social distancing cannot be practiced.”

“We want to do our part to support the country’s effort to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Sidney Falken, chief branding officer at Hanes. “Hanes is proud to be able to offer affordable and comfortable cotton face masks to consumers and our goal is to raise awareness around the importance of wearing them to help keep each other safe and healthy.”

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