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In Good Company | Issue No. 7

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:

  • Cynthia Vincent and her sustainable and size-inclusive label Baacal pivoted to mask-making and donating to the local community. The masks are made in Los Angeles by women-owned contractors. They are planning to donate to inmates in local jails.
  • Del Amo Construction, a second-generation construction company headquartered in Torrance,donated hundreds of N95 respirators and surgical/face masks to UCLA Health and first responders in Orange County and Long Beach.
  • Wine Insiders, an LA-based DTC wine company has partnered with non-profit Frontline Wine to donate 100 cases of wine every week to frontline healthcare workers as a way of showing gratitude for their bravery, strength, and service. The cases of wine have been delivered straight to healthcare workers in New York City and San Francisco, and the program hopes to expand to more cities this month.
  • Karsh Family Social Service Center reallocated its staff, volunteers and financial resources to help meet the incredible growth in demand for essentials such as food, personal hygiene items, and diapers. Volunteers have supported the community by sorting thousands of pounds of food, picking up fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers' markets, and packing 3,000 bags of groceries.
  • Angelina Jolie donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry, which focuses on ending child hunger in the U.S., to help with COVID-19 relief. Ms. Jolie's donation will be used to provide meals for children in low-income families across the country. Ms. Jolie emphasized that: “As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus. Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”