Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has unveiled a $10 million plan to donate essential items to those affected by COVID-19. The ‘Bringing Home Everywhere’ program will deliver products that provide home comfort and essential support to communities and those on the front line of the pandemic across the U.S. and Canada.
“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,” says Mark Tritton, president and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond. “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, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving. It will leverage the unique range of products across the company’s retail banners to provide essential items to some of the 90,000 charities in Good360’s network.
The program provides donations to communities in need as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. A recent Good360 survey found that responding nonprofits need home goods, and that 47% sought bedding in particular. The company will deliver essential home goods to those in healthcare or nursing facilities, or communities hardest hit by the economic impact of COVID-19. Since its inception, some examples of donations the Bringing Home Everywhere program has delivered include:
- Supporting the New York City (NYC) Hospital System: As the hospital system hit capacity, supplies of fresh towels were in short supply. The company’s Harbor Linen team donated 3,500 towels to 13 hospitals across NYC’s five boroughs for use by patients, hardworking healthcare workers or to sanitize medical equipment.
- Helping Families in Need: As the economic impact of COVID-19 hit families across the country, the company has geared up to send home supplies, infant care items, food and other essential goods to families from its retail concepts, including Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY, and Christmas Tree Shops. So far, goods have been sent to California, New York, New Jersey and Washington state, with more destinations in the planning phase.
- Finding a Novel Way to Help Safeguard Against Infection: In Canada, baby monitors were donated by buybuy BABY to two Toronto hospitals during the pandemic. The novel approach helped reduce the chance of infection by enabling front line healthcare professionals to communicate with ICU teams and COVID-19 patients.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has a longstanding relationship with Good360, dating back to 2001. The company has collaborated in retail matching programs for nonprofits and distribution of needed goods to communities throughout North America. Over the past 4 weeks, the company has donated products to support the Bringing Home Everywhere program including towels, food, toys and baby products to organizations like NYC Hospitals and nonprofits like World of Giving. As part of the Bringing Home Everywhere program, donations of home essentials will go to frontline healthcare workers, hospitals and nursing homes, those impacted by financial hardship, and at-risk communities.
For more information, visit: www.bedbathandbeyond.com/bringinghomeeverywhere.
Good360 has distributed more than $9 billion in donated goods around the world, helping its network of more than 90,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions. Good360 is proud to partner with corporate donors such as Walmart, UPS, CVS Health Foundation, Amazon, Advance Auto Parts, Bed Bath & Beyond, RH, American Eagle Outfitters, Tempur Sealy International, Mattel, Gap, Inc., Levi Strauss & Company, and JPMorganChase. Good360 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit https://www.good360.org.
SOURCE: Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.