Supporter Highlight: Hanes

Aug 18, 2020

 

Central City Concern (CCC) is grateful to Hanes for supporting our COVID-19 response efforts. In August, CCC received a donation of 3,000 dual piled cotton masks to support our personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution efforts.

All CCC’s programs have remained open to clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we have adapted our clinic operations to protect patients and providers alike, restocking critical supplies through normal channels has been a challenge. Which is why we greatly appreciate partners like Hanes.

Hanes has been a long-time supporter of CCC. Since 2017, CCC has been selected by Hanes to partner on their annual Hanes Sock Drive. Every November, Hanes donates 3,000 pairs of socks, which we then distributamong our clients, patients and residents.

This year, to ensure those in need have access to face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanes is donating one million face masks to nonprofit organizations across the country supporting those experiencing homelessness. Working with long-standing partner Mark Horvath, founder of nonprofit Invisible People, which is dedicated to educating the public about homelessness, Hanes is supporting local homeless assistance organizations in all 50 states, including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

These masks will be distributed throughout all CCC operations. They underlie one of the key messages CCC has been amplifying to our staff, patients, residents and clients: we wear face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you, Hanes, for your continued support of Central City Concern and our staff, patients, residents and clients— let’s all stay safe!


“Hanes is thrilled to partner once again with Central City Concern, and applaud their important work, now more than ever, in changing lives every day by reaching out to the homeless community with help, hope and safety.”
Jamie Wallis, Hanes Brand Team



Supporter Highlight: Oregon Community Foundation

Jul 29, 2020

Central City Concern is very grateful to the Oregon Community Foundation for supporting our COVID-19 response efforts in multiple ways. In March, CCC received a grant of $41,500 from Oregon Community Foundation’s COVID Response Fund. Since then, we’ve received a total of $225,700 from 14 Donor Advised Funds, including the Paul and Sally McCracken Fund, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation and the Oshiro Family Fund. We also received very generous grants from two donor advised funds at OCF that gave anonymously.

All of this funding has been deployed to meet critical needs in response to the COVID pandemic, helping to offset increased costs associated with screening, personal protective equipment, enhanced cleaning and disinfection services, and protection of vulnerable residents in CCC housing. These funds also help CCC respond to emerging needs, such as delivering food and technology for clients who need to self-quarantine, and providing rent assistance for clients experiencing a loss of income due to COVID-19.

Thank you, Oregon Community Foundation, for your continued support of CCC and our most vulnerable neighbors during these unprecedented times!

“One of our key priorities in the early, proactive stage of our COVID grantmaking was to support access to services offering hygiene and shelter for those most vulnerable to COVID, which includes people experiencing homelessness. Central City Concern has the capacity and expertise to provide critical support to people experiencing homelessness in our community, and could immediately put the funds to work supporting those most disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.”
Eva Miller, Associate Program Officer, and Megan Loeb, Associate Program Officer, Economic Vitality & Health



Supporter Highlight: Murdock Charitable Trust

Jun 09, 2020

CCC is thrilled to receive the support of M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in our efforts to meet urgent needs during these challenging times. This generous grant of $100,000 will help CCC continue to deliver care in the face of challenges associated with COVID-19, including screening and testing costs, more intensive medical services, increased cleaning and safety protocols, technology for delivery of integrated health care via video, and the strain that social distancing and other safety measures put on our daily operations.

Thank you, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, for showing heartfelt compassion for those we serve and helping CCC meet our mission.

“Addressing challenges like those presented by the COVID-19 pandemic require a deep understanding of the unique needs of an individual community, an ability to nimbly activate resources and a willingness to collaborate with diverse partners to serve the common good. We are incredibly grateful to organizations like Central City Concern that are working tirelessly to help serve the urgent needs of individuals, families and communities across the Pacific Northwest.”
Steve Moore, executive director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust