Company Distributed More Than 2,500 Free Authentic Powecom® KN95 Masks in Times Square Area in Partnership with Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled
- Bona Fide Masks Corp. (www.bonafidemasks.com), part of the Ball Chain Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Ball Chain) family of companies out of Mount Vernon, New York, distributed more than 2,500 free Powecom® KN95 masks yesterday, Jan 25th, in the Times Square Shuttle subway station in partnership with Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID). Bona Fide Masks® organized this effort with BCID as a direct response to the latest surge of COVID-19, flu and RSV.
"Helping out is in our DNA. We immediately said yes when Joe from the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled reached out and asked for our help. That’s who we are and that’s what we do." - Bill Taubner, President, Bona Fide Masks.
Representatives from Bona Fide Masks and BCID, including the BCID Executive Director, Joseph Rappaport, were joined by representatives from Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY), Harlem Independent Living Center (HILC) and Mask Together America in the mask distribution effort. In just 90 minutes, the group distributed over 2,500 high-quality, authentic KN95 masks to the general public in order to support a safe environment for people with disabilities, while taking public transportation.
Bona Fide Masks is pleased to support BCID with authentic KN95 mask donations as part of our ongoing effort to give back to the community at large. Bona Fide Masks has already donated over 1.25 million masks to over 200 non-profit organizations, supporting a variety of causes and critical groups including domestic violence, elderly care, the disabled community, veterans, soup kitchens and more. Additionally, the company has facilitated grassroots distribution efforts through collaboration with local community leaders. "We have received an outpouring of requests from individuals in lower economic communities asking us for support. We have incorporated these requests into our 1.5 million mask donation pledge. It's been our honor to work with so many organizations and community heroes to distribute our masks. Charitable efforts have always been at the core of our 80-year-old, family-owned, and operated business. We have always embraced the concept of giving back." - Bill Taubner, President, Bona Fide Masks.
Now through January 31, customers can take advantage of the promo code WINTER15 for a 15% discount on all orders. The company remains committed to making their authentic masks as affordable and accessible as possible. Bona Fide Masks is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Powecom® KN95 masks in the United States
More about Ball Chain Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Bona Fide Masks Corp.:
The current owners' great-grandfather and grandfather started Ball Chain Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Ball Chain) in a small garage behind their home in the Bronx, NY. The company has been family-owned and operated since 1938. Ball Chain is now the world's largest manufacturer of ball chains (www.ballchain.com), seen on military dog tags, ceiling fans, handbags and light pulls, among many other goods. The company manufactures more than 3 million feet of product per week at its Mount Vernon, New York factory (all ball chains are made in the USA). Ball Chain is the exclusive supplier to the U.S. military for the iconic dog tag ID necklace worn by U.S. servicemen and women, and the company takes tremendous pride in everything it does.
Originally a division of Ball Chain, Bona Fide Masks Corp. handles warehousing and distribution with the utmost focus, systematically employing proven, regimented processes and protocols, as supply chain security and transparency are its highest priorities. In this regard, Bona Fide Masks is proud to issue statements of authenticity, providing further confidence to its customers and reinforcing its commitment to supply chain integrity.
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