Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, many hourly wage service industry workers are out of jobs, and fewer volunteers are able to work their shifts at food banks and other non-profit agencies dedicated to serving the food insecure.
To help out, Proper Printshop is launching the “Keep Calm and Stay Strong” campaign to support the Shift Forward initiative which will pay displaced restaurant workers $10 an hour to assist El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, a food bank struggling to meet the needs of the community as social distancing measures deplete its volunteer corps.
“All small businesses are being hit hard through social distancing measures, but we want to use our platform to help provide some relief for our local service industry and food bank.” said Alan Hodson, owner of Proper Printshop. “Proper has always been a community focused business and we want to support our community the best way we know how to.”
Proper Printshop will donate $10 from the sale of every “Keep Calm and Stay Strong” shirt to Shift Forward. This will cover an hour’s worth of work for displaced restaurant.
To help promote social distancing, all domestic online orders are shipping for free during the COVID-19 crisis.
Shift Forward is the result of a partnership between the El Paso Community Foundation and Shiftsmart, the California based technology platform that recently launched a similar program, the Get Shift Done North Texas Initiative.
Donations to the Shift Forward Fund will go directly to funding service industry workers. The goal is to provide El Pasoans Fighting Hunger with more than 150 workers on a daily basis.
To purchase a “Keep Calm and Stay Strong Shirt”, click here. To learn more about Shift Forward visit www.shift-forward.org