Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced on Tuesday a $10 million donation to those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Union-based retailer said its “Bringing Home Everywhere” program will deliver home essential products to those on the frontlines of COVID-19.
“Our homes have become even more central to our lives during this crisis, yet we know that for many people that sense of home has been affected by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19,” Mark Tritton, CEO and president of Bed Bath & Beyond, said. “We’re doing what we can to bring home everywhere, creating comfort and providing essential support to communities suffering in the face of this pandemic. So, whether it’s fresh sheets, pillows and towels for people in the hospital or nursing care, food and home items for those in need, or toys or essential infant supplies for children, we will do what we can to make it easy to feel at home for those most in need at this time.”
The program is being launched in partnership with Good360, which has roughly 90,000 charities in its network.
Matt Connelly, CEO of Good360, said the company is thrilled to be a part of the program: “Together, we are proud to support our partner charities and those communities impacted by COVID-19 by bringing comfort through home goods.”
Here’s examples of donations, which went to frontline health workers, hospitals and nursing homes:
- Supporting the New York City hospital system: The company’s Harbor Linen team donated 3,500 towels to 13 hospitals across NYC;
- Helping families in need: The company readied to send home supplies, infant care items, food and other essential goods to families from its retail concepts, including Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY, Christmas Tree Shops and That!
- Finding a way to safeguard against infection: In Canada, baby monitors were donated by buybuy BABY to two Toronto hospitals.
“At our hospital in the Bronx, we wrapped the towels in fancy ribbon and included it in gift bags for healthcare workers, who worked overtime to keep up with the need as a result of COVID-19. The staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi loved them and were extremely touched by the donation,” Donna Geiss, director of patient experience at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, said.