Addison-based Mary Kay Inc. is helping out our frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by making hand sanitizer and donating it to Baylor Scott and White. They recently announced that the company will dedicate part of its global supply chain and manufacturing capabilities to producing much-needed hand sanitizer. The first products off the line will be for donation to those on the front lines addressing the coronavirus crisis.
“Though we are facing extraordinary challenges during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the world is finding ways to adjust—with little or no warning,” said David Holl, chairman and chief executive officer at Mary Kay Inc., in a recent press release. “Producing hand sanitizer to combat this crisis is how we can support those on the front lines.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to prevent infections. But because of consumer demand, there’s been a great shortage in CDC-recommended hand sanitizers in homes and healthcare settings.
To combat this, Mary Kay moved into production by procuring raw materials, determining package availability on hand, preparing the manufacturing production lines and ensuring shipping.
The first batch of hand sanitizer products were donated to the Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation. Baylor Scott and White is the largest non-profit healthcare system in Texas and one of the largest in the U.S. It includes 52 hospitals, more than 800 patient care sites, 7,500 active physicians and over 47,000 staff.
“During this unprecedented time, our dedicated medical team continues to faithfully serve those who need us most,” said Kristi Sherrill Hoyl, chief policy and community officer at Baylor Scott and White Health, in the release. “We are humbled by Mary Kay’s generosity and innovation in producing a critical asset for our patients and staff. It’s inspiring to work with organizations within our community with a strong desire to make a difference.”
Thank you to Mary Kay for stepping up to help our healthcare workers during this difficult time!