Penn Emblem Donates Masks to Schools
TRSA supplier partner Penn Emblem Co., Trevose, PA, recently donated masks to the students, families and faculties at a pair of charter schools in Trenton, NJ, and Philadelphia. Both schools enroll traditionally underserved low-income students, according to a news release.
Penn Emblem donated the masks to the Paul Robeson Charter School (PRCS) in Trenton and Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) in Philadelphia. PRCS and YSCS Executive Director John Amenda said that among other things, these schools assist students in becoming “lifelong learners and tomorrow’s leaders.” Penn Emblem’s donation of 3,000 masks to each school helped to create a safe educational environment amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We were blessed to have the equipment and the manpower to provide essential masks at such a critical time in our lives. Thankful and grateful,” said Penn Emblem President Randi Blumenthal. “All our children have seen the world change in a short period of time. If we could provide safety masks for the families and the less-fortunate children, it’s one less thing for all to worry about.”
Penn Emblem was forced to pivot abruptly in March along with the rest of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While nonessential businesses were shut down, Penn Emblem’s main responsibility was to serve the company’s essential customers with products that they could deliver to life-sustaining industries such as hospitals, grocery stores and factories. In addition, it quickly became apparent that Penn Emblem would need to shift gears again as the need for masks rose staggeringly. Reusable, adjustable masks and standard, disposable masks became the newest products sold by Penn Emblem, to offer aid during the pandemic.