Charles River Apparel Donates 1,500 Face Masks to Nonprofit Program

The Community Captains program is spearheaded by the New England Patriots Foundation and Bank of America

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Charles River Apparel recently donated 1,500 face masks to Community Captains, a program launched last fall by the New England Patriots Foundation in partnership with Bank of America.

The program is designed to build stronger connections with local nonprofits to maximize their impact, and over the next two years, the New England Patriots Foundation and Bank of America will work closely with six organizations to gain a better understanding of their mission and help them serve the community most effectively.

“This new charitable endeavor allows us to strengthen our relationships with six local nonprofits that are committed to building stronger New England communities,” says Josh Kraft, president of the New England Patriots Foundation. “The program is all about collaboration, so to have our good friends at Charles River Apparel recognize the value of this initiative and to offer their support to our six Community Captains is humbling.”

Charles River Apparel gifted over $30,000-worth of face masks, which will be distributed to all six Community Captains:

  • Abby’s House in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Sojourner House in Providence, Rhode Island — shelters offering support services to victims of domestic violence
  • Girls Inc. Of the Valley in Holyoke, La Colaborativa in Chelsea, and UTEC in Lowell — youth empowerment programs in Massachusetts
  • The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

“We are thrilled to partner once more with the New England Patriots Foundation and support their latest program,” says Barry Lipsett, president and CEO of Charles River Apparel.

Previously, in June of 2020, Charles River Apparel teamed up with the New England Patriots Foundation and Revolution Charitable Foundation to donate 1,900 pieces of clothing to foster families, homeless shelters, and domestic violence prevention organizations in the area.

“We know how essential these items are for nonprofits, and we feel honored to be able to help them continue providing key services safely during the pandemic,” adds Lipsett.

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