5. March 2010 17:51
PALLETS BOUND FOR HAITI VIA CONNECTICUT CHARITY
On February 1st, Marcus Uniforms and Jack L. Marcus, Inc. loaded 13 pallets of new children’s clothes, linens, adult shoes, underwear, socks and medical scrubs bound for Haiti.
Marcus Uniforms received an e-mail from a local school whose 8th grade class was trying to raise funds for Jazz’d4Life, a Connecticut based charity started by the family of legendary jazz musician, Dave Brubeck, which is involved in long-term projects in Haiti and Africa. Jazz’d4Life had built a school for orphanages as well as wells and water filtration systems in that area.
Upon receipt of the e-mail, Marcus Uniforms realized that it had several boxes of summer clothing and linens which were earmarked for its 50th anniversary tent sale in July, 2010, as well as shoes and medical scrubs from its catalog operations that could be donated. The school sent a mass e-mail out to its parents asking if anyone could help transport the clothing to Connecticut and Sensient Dehydrated Flavors quickly stepped in to donate a truck.
Marcus Uniforms’ donation quickly jumped to 13 pallets of merchandise including medical scrubs as we scoured our warehouse. In the end, we loaded about 10,000 lbs. of merchandise onto the truck bound for Haiti via Jazz’d4Life. Thank you to the local news agencies that joined us to load the truck.
We are grateful to the organizations that partnered with us to make this project possible including the middle school students for their inspiration and dedication to community service, Jazz’d4Life for arranging transportation to Haiti and Sensient Dehydrated Flavors for stepping in with a truck. We feel very lucky to be able lend a hand in our own small way to the people of Haiti during this critical time. Our thoughts are prayers are with them.
www.jazzed4life.org www.MarcusUniforms.com www.sensient-tech.com