Blenders Eyewear has repurposed a portion of its manufacturing to make safety goggles for health workers in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The company will donate 10,000 goggles to Southern California hospitals in San Diego and Los Angeles. It is also partnering with Direct Relief, an international humanitarian aid organization, to provide an additional 20,000 pairs of goggles to high-need regions in the U.S. such as New York City.
In addition to direct distribution, five percent of all Blenders' sales throughout the month of April will go to Direct Relief.
Plans are in place to deliver 2,000 pairs to Sharp Healthcare, 3,500 to Scripps Health, 4,000 to UCLA Medical Center, and to provide an additional 500 pairs to friends and family on the frontlines. The safety goggles are FDA-approved medical devices and will be delivered by April 15.