As we all band together to get through these challenging days, the Maryland Chamber would like to highlight the good deeds being done in our communities. Here’s another great example of an act of “COVID kindness”:
Stanley Black & Decker has launched a comprehensive COVID-19 philanthropic outreach program to help its communities and employees combat the effects of the pandemic across the globe. The company’s Tools & Storage Headquarters are located in Towson, MD, so part of this program has been targeted to support relief and recovery efforts throughout Maryland.
In recent months, the company announced it is donating a total of $50,000 to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland to ensure people have access to basic needs and food, an effort also supported by Governor Hogan and Maryland Unites. Additionally, the company donated $50,000 plus critical PPE to the University of Maryland Medical Center and Sinai Hospital to support frontline workers.
Stanley Black & Decker is also supporting its employees through an increased matching gift program where employee donations are matched 2-for-1 for the rest of the year. It also established an employee emergency relief fund, administered by an independent organization, to provide financial assistance for employees and their families who have been severely impacted by the pandemic.
During this unprecedented period, Stanley Black & Decker remains focused on its number-one priority of ensuring the safety and health of its employees, while at the same time continuing to serve customers, maintaining financial strength and doing its part to help communities and governments mitigate the effects of the virus.
To learn more about the company’s COVID-19 response efforts, visit:
If you know of a Marylander or Maryland business or organization that is stepping up in the face of adversity to help others during the pandemic, please reach out to Kimberly Reach at email@example.com to share your story.