The city of Philadelphia, as well as the country and the world at large have seen the profound impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak firsthand. Breslow Partners is no exception, as the industries in which we specialize, hospitality and restaurants, have suffered astronomically throughout the outbreak.
Seeing this impact on our industry and many others, Max Raiken, an Account Manager at Breslow Partners, decided to spring into action and do what he could to slow the spread of the outbreak.
Alongside his mom Courtney, Max decided to head to the sewing machine and start making and distributing masks. The family’s purpose is multifaceted. They wanted to help the community by providing protection for those conducting essential duties, but they also wanted to contribute to the nearby Cooper University Hospital, where a member of the Breslow family, Brett Breslow, was recovering from COVID-19.
The Raikens are donating 100% of the proceeds from the custom masks to Cooper University Hospital, the Food Bank of South Jersey, and other organizations supporting those in need during COVID-19. So far, they have sold hundreds of masks in all different styles. Some of the Breslow Partners team has already purchased masks so they can social distance in style. To purchase your own mask and support The Raiken’s cause, please visit @justcgifts on Facebook or Instagram.
For a volunteer-led civic association, fostering community is tough when volunteers can’t engage in their normal events, attend their scheduled meetings, or even roam the streets of their neighborhood. As the COVID-19 outbreak made its way to Philadelphia, Center City Residents’ Association started brainstorming ways members could engage with one another from the comfort (and safety) of their own homes.
CCRA members flocked to Facebook to participate in a Facebook Photo Competition. Members posted their favorite photos of their pets on social media and friends and family helped to choose a winner by hitting “like” on their favorite photos.
At the end of the week, Sara King-Dowling and her dog Penelope (shown above, top left) were chosen as the winner of the contest with a total of 248 likes. Sara received a gift certificate from CCRA Business Member Di Bruno Bros., as well as a gift certificate from local small business, World of Animals at Rittenhouse.
Overall, over 50 CCRA members posted photos of their pets to enter the contest, which received hundreds of “votes” via Facebook comment likes, as well as hundreds of comments from members chatting with one another about their favorite pet photos.
The opportunity to have some lighthearted fun with neighbors is invaluable during such a difficult time. To stay up to date with future Center City Residents’ Association photo contests, visit facebook.com/CCRAPhilly.