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The Preciosa Foundation is actively engaged inwork related to the prevention of COVID-19 and supporting healthcare workers in Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic, where the company is based. To date, it has donated nearly €190,000 (more than $200,000 USD) and is planning further assistance. The foundation financially supported hospitals in the nearby towns of CeskaLipa and Liberec. Foundation volunteers are sewing masks, and employees and individuals who find themselves in emergency circumstances can apply to the foundation for monetary assistance.

The Czech Republic has been under a “mask order” since March 18. They are a welcome tool in the fight against infection but also can be difficult to find. Preciosa Foundation volunteers sewed masks for employees and other people in the region. This assistance is most often provided to those most in need: retirement homes, daycare centers, and other care facilities.The foundation is also involved in the acquisition and subsequent distribution of mask and respirator supplies that the Preciosa Group has ordered in collaboration with its members abroad.

Photo: Courtesy of Preciosa Lighting

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