Chicago, IL – December 6, 2021 - Medline Industries, LP, a medical supplies manufacturer and distributor based in Northfield, Illinois, donated 60,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to United Way of Metro Chicago’s south-southwest suburban partners this past month. The donation aims to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, flu and cold viruses this winter in communities that are under-resourced.
Twenty-five pallets of four-ounce and eight-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer—valuing $128,000—were delivered to Hazel Crest and then distributed to families through nonprofit agencies, schools, park districts and churches in Hazel Crest, East Hazel Crest, Park Forest, Harvey, Markham, Robbins, Blue Island, Chicago Heights, Ford Heights, Dixmoor, Dolton, Riverdale, Posen, Calumet Park, Calumet City and Sauk Village.
“There is a significant need in these communities, and many residents may not be able to afford basic needs and the transportation to access these needs, including hand sanitizer,” said Maya Hardy, chief professional officer, south-southwest suburban region, for United Way of Metro Chicago. “Medline’s generous donation of hand sanitizer supports healthier families and a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.”
“We’re grateful for the opportunity to support families’ health and wellness in the south-southwest suburban region,” said Jesse Greenberg, public affairs director for Medline Industries. “At Medline, we’re working together to support the much-needed programs that address the growing inequities of health impacting our country today.”
Recipients of the hand sanitizer were: Addus Home Care, BlueCap, Bremen Township, Calvary Church, Chi Omega Omega Top Teens Program, Country Club Hills School District 160, Emmaus Community Church, Franciscan Alliance, Good Shepherd Center, Harvey Area Chamber of Commerce, Harvey Park District, Homewood Flossmoor High School 233, Markham Park District, Markham School District 144, Perfect Beginnings Day Care, Respond Now, Rich Township, Richards Foundation, Sertoma Center, Sisters Working It Out, Southland Ministerial Health Network, Tyler House of Prayer, Victory Church, Village of Calumet Park, Village of Flossmoor, Village of Hazel Crest, Village of Lansing, Village of Lynwood, Village of Park Forest, Village of Sauk Village, Village of South Holland and West Point Missionary Baptist Church.
About United Way of Metro Chicago
United Way of Metro Chicago brings together businesses, government, nonprofits and community leaders to deliver funding, resources and expertise to nonprofit organizations across greater Chicago. We are working alongside our partners at the neighborhood level to tackle the systemic issues that have plagued our region, creating communities where children and families can thrive. United, we’re building stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region. Learn more about United Way of Metro Chicago at LIVEUNITEDchicago.org.
Medline is a healthcare company: a manufacturer, distributor and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Partnering with healthcare systems and facilities across the continuum of care, Medline provides the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high-quality care. With the scale of one of the country’s largest companies and the agility of a family-led business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the future and rapidly respond to a dynamically changing market with customized solutions. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 27,000+ employees worldwide and does business in more than 125 countries and territories. Learn more about Medline at medline.com.