MONAT Gratitude, Inc., the philanthropic arm of MONAT Global Corp, fundraised $500,000 to donate to nonprofit organizations helping with COVID-19 relief efforts in the United States, Canada and the UK.
“Our focus was to continue to help those who are being impacted by COVID-19,” says Lu Urdaneta, Chief Executive Officer of MONAT Gratitude. “No one could have anticipated what 2020 had in store, but we have adapted and worked to help provide relief to those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.”
Fundraising for the initiative was provided through MONAT Impact Week, MONAT gear sales and a donation from MONAT Global.
“With so many in our community suffering right now, this contribution of $500,000 is another way MONAT and its independent market partners hope to do our part to help our community,” says Stuart MacMillan, president, MONAT Global. “Gratitude is in our DNA, and it’s more important than ever for us to help those who need it most.”
Money raised will be shared with these organizations:
- Memorial Health Foundation
- Baptist Health Foundation
- United Way of Miami-Dade
- 211 Broward
- 211 Miami
- See the World Education
- Feeding America
- Feeding South Florida
“Baptist Health Foundation is immensely grateful for the support of MONAT Gratitude,” says Alexandra Villoch, Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Health Foundation. “This donation will allow us to purchase additional Masimo Digital Oximeters. By having these digital enabled tools available, it allows us to send COVID-19 positive patients home that just need observation–yet be able to monitor them remotely–and keep hospital beds open and free for more critical cases. Thanks to their generosity, we’re able to make a greater difference in the lives of our patients and their families.”