DAVID BARNETT, FOUNDER & CEO OF POPSOCKETS
100% of every sale goes to support organizations responding to COVID-19
David Barnett, PopSockets Founder & CEO
I launched PopSockets in 2014 with a mission to do the most good I could. Today I’m supporting two charities that are providing critical responses to the COVID-19 virus: Doctors Without Borders and Feeding America. The first provides medical care around the globe, and the second feeds vulnerable families who might otherwise go hungry. Both are focusing efforts to help those afflicted by the COVID-19 crisis while maintaining their other lifesaving work. PopSockets is doubling its Poptivism donation for these grips: 100% of every sale will support the respective charities.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a global humanitarian organization that provides medical care to the people who need it most in over 70 countries. MSF teams are responding to COVID-19 on multiple fronts—caring for patients, offering health education and mental health support, and providing training for vital infection control measures in health facilities around the world. MSF has sent medical protective equipment to China and Hong Kong, where teams are also reaching out to at-risk groups. MSF is supporting three hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak in Italy with patient care and infection control and are supporting healthcare workers assisting people under isolation at home and in an elderly nursing home where cases have been detected. Teams are preparing to assist vulnerable communities in France and Belgium and have offered support for the outbreak response in Iran. MSF is working with local authorities in many other countries to prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on weak and fragile health systems.
Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization has established a COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic. Food banks serve the most vulnerable members of the community. it is impossible for the Feeding America network to address this pandemic without support. School closures, job disruptions, lack of paid sick leave and the coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on adults age 60 and older and low-income families further contribute to the demands placed on food banks. Lost wages or sudden expenses due to illness will be increasingly burdensome for the millions of people in America who live paycheck to paycheck.