The Dallas Mavericks and Mavs Foundation donated over $1M in personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers serving those affected by COVID-19 as well as students, teachers and staff within the Dallas Independent School District. With the alarming surge in COVID-19 cases across N. Texas, the organization wants to do its part to slow the spread and strengthen the DFW community.
As part of the Back to School support, the Mavericks donated $1,000,000 in Personal Protective Equipment to Dallas ISD. The donation covered PPE for every student (155,000), teacher (12,000) and staff member (12,000) in Dallas ISD and included reusable masks, face shields, hand sanitizer pumps, personal hand sanitizer units and antibacterial wipes.
The organization also donated $230K in personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers. A total of 125,000 units of PPE have been given to organizations across the Dallas-Fort Worth area including: hospitals, assisted living facilities, nonprofit medical clinics, fire departments, EMTs, police departments, sheriff’s offices, community organizations, nonprofits and minority-owned businesses and chambers.“The medical community, first responders and educational institutions have poured their hearts out since the pandemic started,” Dallas Mavericks’ CEO Cynt Marshall said. “We cannot express how thankful we are for them,” Marshall said, “it is our hope to provide those affected by COVID-19 the personal protection they need with this PPE donation and to continue helping the community during this unprecedented time.”
The Dallas Mavericks, Mavs Foundation, players, coaches, employees and leaders are dedicated to the N. Texas community and will continue to provide assistance during this unprecedented time. The PPE donated to nonprofit organizations, peaceful protestors and testing sites were donated through the Mavs Take ACTION! plan.
“We are providing supplies not only to protect our healthcare workers, first responders, students and teachers facing this virus on the front lines, but also to address the disproportional impact of COVID-19 on underserved communities and people of color,” Katie Edwards, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Mavericks said. “We want all of our communities to have access to the equipment needed to keep them safe.”