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In Good Company | Issue No. 5

We have observed the tough decisions business owners and individuals have had to make in light of these unprecedented times. We know that everyone is doing the best they can under these dire circumstances. We also feel it is important to shine a light on local businesses and community members and the remarkable ways in which they’ve quickly pivoted to adapt to the changing landscape despite the difficult decisions they have had to make. Each week we’ll be sharing positive stories that we’re hearing. We're proud to be IN GOOD COMPANY.

This week's stories:

  • Moon Juice has identified a few organizations located in and around the neighborhoods of their shops so they can donate juices and milks daily when they have overages. In addition, they are distributing care packages to healthcare workers on the frontlines. READ MORE.
     
  • Richstone Family Center is breaking the cycle of family violence through teletherapy, virtual support groups, emergency food distribution, virtual home visits, and doorstep drop-offs of food and supplies for its PAT and Kids Club Families. Their therapists and frontline staff are working courageously, diligently, and passionately around the clock to ensure the safety and emotional well-being of vulnerable children and their families. READ MORE.
     
  • Show Me Your Mumu has shifted their sewing team to make fabric masks. A $25 purchase will donate 10 non-medical masks to essential businesses and charities, including B4BC, Tisch MS Research Center of New York, Baby 2 Baby, Venice Family Clinic, Food Forward, Harvest Home LA, and more. READ MORE.
     
  • Chino Farm has been running a farm stand selling direct to customers for more than 50 years. Historically they have opened at 10 a.m., but now due to COVID-19, they open an hour early for their senior customers. They have also been showcasing products (including bread and pastries) from local artisans who have had to temporarily close their businesses. READ MORE.
     
  • Jay Leno spent the month of April producing clear plastic shields for healthcare workers and first responders. In his garage, he has 3D printers working nonstop to produce personal protection shields. “We make them and we give them to the fire department and they hand them out to first responders and hospital workers,” he says. “They run 24 hours a day and keep churning them out. At the end of the week we give them away.” READ MORE.

Have a story to submit? We would love to include them in our weekly newsletter. Email Ben Helfman at [email protected] with your story.

We’ve all received several alerts over the past few weeks regarding the various local, state and federal initiatives that have been enacted to combat the global pandemic. This is not one of those newsletters. For the latest legal insights, please refer to the firm’s Coronavirus Resource Center. To the extent that you have any questions in light of any developments, we are available to assist.