Panda Express Donates $77,000+ Worth of PPE to Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital
By Christina Caldwell -
Friday May 15, 2020
Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, has donated $77,760 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital, including 9,600 KN95 Particulate Respirators and 80,000 single-use surgical masks. The equipment was donated on Monday, May 11 at the hospital.
The incredibly generous donation will help keep doctors, nurses and essential healthcare workers protected as they continue to care for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.
â€œThis donation is simply monumental when it comes to fighting the spread of coronavirus, and for protecting our healthcare workers, patients and families,â€ said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer at Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital. â€œPanda Express and Panda Cares have made an extraordinary effort to provide this equipment the hospital relies on to give and receive best-in-class care.â€
Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital is one of many Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals to receive PPE donations from Panda Express and Panda Cares.
â€œSupporting the healthcare community has always been a priority for Panda Express, and we are blessed to have a partner with shared values of giving and inspiring better lives,â€ said Dr. Peggy Cherng, co-founder and co-CEO of Panda Restaurant Group. â€œIt is our privilege to be able to protect and provide comfort to the selfless hospital staff and patients at CMN Hospitals. We thank our guests and associates for their generosity and support that make these donations possible. We stand together to be stronger together.â€
Established in 1999, Panda Cares is the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group. Panda Cares is committed to serving the communities in which it operates by providing food, funding and volunteer services to underserved youth, and disaster relief efforts. Powered by Panda guests and associates, Panda Cares Foundation is funded through the in-store donation box program and associates at Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San, as well as valued business partners.