GraduationSource, the leading manufacturer for graduation caps, gowns, academic regalia for all graduate levels, is pleased to announce its partnership with Gowns4Good to help connect graduation gowns to healthcare workers in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19.
Due to this pandemic, 2020 will forever be marked as the year millions of grads won’t be able to assemble to mark their achievements and say their farewells. Commencement ceremonies have been postponed or canceled in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines developed by the CDC. As a result, there will be many gowns that will go unused.
In an effort to help Gowns4Good’s mission, GraduationSource has donated 1,500 gowns to provide urgently needed alternative PPE to protect our country’s medical staff.
GraduationSource CEO, Matthew Gordon, partnered with Gowns4Good after learning about the company, which was founded by Than Moore, an ER physician assistant. Moore was tired of watching his colleagues wear household items like trash bags in order to protect themselves from exposure to the deadly virus due to lack of supplies. This sparked the idea to create Gowns4Good.
According to Gordon, “This partnership was a really natural fit. We have a large supply of gowns and Gowns4Good has the means to distribute them to the healthcare industry. We are honored to be able to supply PPE to all of the brave healthcare workers working on the front lines during this pandemic.”
“Although efforts are being made to increase PPE production, worldwide demand is increasing more quickly than production. Compared to trash bags or other alternative forms of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), graduation gowns are more effective given their length, sleeves, and easy donning with zippered access,” said Moore.
Gordon added, “We hope that many of our past customers will follow suit and consider sending their old gowns, we also hope graduates who may be having virtual graduations this year will also consider donating their gowns. We really feel that this is an invaluable opportunity to honor a student’s achievement while providing much needed gear to our healthcare heroes.” To donate gowns, please visit gowns4good.net/donate-gowns. You can also support Gowns4Good by making a contribution to offset shipping costs or by recruiting your school.
About Graduation Source
Since 1960, Graduation Source has established a full line of graduation regalia, ranging from Preschool and Kindergarten gowns all the way to bachelor’s and doctorate hoods. Whether an institution is hosting a traditional cap and gown ceremony, or if it requires cords and medals to honor students of Salutatorian and Valedictorian merit, we are proud to provide the appropriate regalia and accessories to have a memorable graduation. GraduationSource also provides full capabilities to develop custom products such as imprinted stoles and diploma covers at unmatched prices. No event or function is too large or too small for our dedicated staff to tackle.
Gowns4Good is working to protect healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded by Than Moore and fellow University of Vermont Sustainable Innovation MBA students, the team is quickly facilitating the donation of graduation gowns to medical providers who need alternative personal protective equipment (PPE).