Milliken donates over 23,000 reusable gowns to schools

Milliken & Company

Milliken & Company teamed-up with local schools to provide 23,040 Milliken Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) reusable fabric gowns to teachers and faculty.

These gowns, donated as part of the company’s initiative to support the communities where its associates live and work, will outfit teachers with a reusable gown to help alleviate health concerns and financial burdens of educating students in-person.

As part of the company’s manufacturing pivot to meet the demands of the ongoing pandemic, Milliken now manufactures and retails reusable Level 1 PPE gowns made with Perimeter™ medical fabric that is typically used in healthcare settings.

“As our communities prepared to transition back to in-person learning, we recognised the immediate need for PPE to support a safe environment for our children and their teachers,” shares Chad McAllister, president of Milliken’s Textile Division. “We wanted to donate our products to make a difference.”

“Union County Schools is very appreciative of Milliken & Company for donating their protective gowns to our district,” says Eric Childers, director of administration for Union County Schools.

“COVID-19 has proved to be extremely challenging to handle for all schools, in particular districts like ours, where funding is limited. We feel very fortunate to have a company like Milliken reach out to us and provide protective equipment during this pandemic for our nurses, special education workers and teachers.”

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