Marc Truss, Chief Executive of the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof City Improvement District (GP/OKCID), recently received a generous donation of 350 masks from KARMA Corporate Clothing – a local corporate wear company which has switched their manufacturing process to focus on essential items, namely 3PLY Disposable Non-Woven Face Masks and Reusable Washable Cloth Masks.
The GP/OKCID have given 100 of these masks to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Oncology Ward, 50 to the Law Enforcement team, and are in the process of handing 200 over to General Lincoln’s South African Police Service (SAPS) Anti-Gang Unit.
“We started manufacturing the masks just before the lockdown when we realised the global shortage. We donated a batch of them to GP/OKCID because we know they’re in a public domain on a daily basis and remain fully functional during lockdown, so they were naturally top of mind,” says Karin Clark, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KARMA Corporate Clothing.
“We often overlook these little things, and our current situation has reminded us to reach out, because it’s critical to do so now more than ever. Especially regarding the destitute and vulnerable in our community, as well as those with compromised immune systems,” comments Truss.