When our team learned that babies were leaving the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in Honduras wrapped in newspaper, they saw a way to help. Using excess fabric from the factory, the team made baby blankets and bedding sheets to donate to the local hospital.
Since 2011, our employees have donated everything from their time, blood and buying T-shirts, the proceeds from which were used to purchase equipment for local health care facilities. Every year, Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is the official sponsor and T-shirt provider for the hospital’s annual fun run and family walk ‘Camino con Destino’. More than $600,000 has been raised, which has directly supported the modernization of the emergency room facilities to improve working conditions and medical attention for patients.
In El Salvador, Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is a sponsor of the Hospital San Juan de Dios in Santa Ana, in particular the fundraising race “Yo corro con el Corazón.” The annual event in aid of the hospital’s pediatric area has raised more than $255,000 to directly benefit the children of Santa Ana. Our associates have donated breast milk, blood and supported buying T-shirts for the race.
“These hospitals mean so much to many of our employees,” said Edward Bardales, HR Central America. “We are honored to support them in improving facilities for the community.”