A note to our clients regarding protective face masks:
We are acutely aware of the current face mask shortages in the U.S., which presents an extreme danger to our brave health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The promotional products industry sells N95 face masks year round, chiefly to construction companies whose workers need protection from dust and other airborne fibers. We have not had access to these masks since our suppliers sold out nearly 8 weeks ago.
This past week some of our suppliers in China let us know they now have inventory available for export. This is how we are approaching the sale of these face masks during these difficult times:
- We have contacted the Governor of New York’s office to offer to sell any and all inventory available to us at cost. We will extend this offer to any local or state governmental agency or public hospital that contacts us.
- We will prioritize all other orders. First priority: essential businesses with public-facing employees. Second priority: closed businesses that plan to distribute the face masks to employees working from home. Last priority: all others, subject to reasonable limits on quantity so as to make supply available to as many clients as possible.
- We will convert all profits from face mask sales into additional face masks, and donate these face masks to the wonderful nurses, doctors and other medical staff at our two local hospitals, San Francisco General and UCSF.
Shawn K. Sax
CEO and Founder