COVID-19 Relief Joint Effort

Open letter from DonatePPE.org and our partners.

As of Tuesday, April 7th, over 11,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19 and more than 368,000 people in the U.S. have been infected. This exponential growth in both infected cases and deaths is straining the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health care workers across our country.

To combat this PPE shortage, we are announcing our partnership with Product Pub, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on empowering professionals with global perspectives and product minds, and CMAIN, a 501c3 charity NPO, focused on disaster relief. Our organizations have decided to join forces to take advantage of our complementary skill sets.

Product Pub brings a lot of experience with supply chain management and procurement from China. By partnering with Product Pub, we are able to tap into the Alibaba network in China, which is very helpful in identifying and vetting suppliers. CMAIN has a great track record and experience in raising large amounts of funds for disaster relief efforts. By partnering with CMAIN, we are able to centralize our fundraising efforts and increase efficiency through company matching. Donate PPE has an extensive network of corporate and NPO partners who can help distribute PPE to hospitals in hotspots across the country. With this partnership, we can fundraise more effectively, identify suppliers quicker, and increase our purchasing power which leads to better prices. This partnership allows each organization to focus on what they do best, and together, we can maximize our overall impact.

Let’s do our part to provide our healthcare professionals the equipment they need to fight COVID-19. If you are interested in becoming our donor, please check out our gofundme. If you are interested in making a large donation on behalf of a corporation or organization, please donate through our partners at CMAIN.

Sincerely,

Volunteers from:
Alibaba B2B unit volunteers
CMAIN
Donate PPE
Product Pub
Shoucheng Zhang Foundation

Product Pub is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to empower professionals with global perspectives and product minds. Product Pub organizes bi-weekly product salons since July 2018. The in-depth 3-hour discussion covers themes including trending industries, product methodologies, product teardowns, product professional skills and so forth. These salons have received rave reviews and retention as high as 100%. The event format varies from roundtable discussions, debates, workshops, pitches, conferences and many others.

Product Pub has built a community of hundreds of members, including product managers, engineers, designers, researchers, data scientists, entrepreneurs and others. Members come from leading tech companies and startups in the Bay Area, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Airbnb, Pinterest, Lyft, Apple, Ebay, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Uber, Salesforce, Cisco, Adobe, Oracle, Wish, JD, Alibaba, Bytedance, Cruise, Rokid and many others.

CMAIN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on providing relief for those who are suffering from natural disasters. We build up CMAIN because nowadays there are more highly educated Chinese immigrants to the US. They are kind and have sympathy. They choose to live in the US for a better life and they do want to contribute their effort to local communities. However, due to the different cultural backgrounds, most of them are not familiar with the rules and benefits of making charitable donations in the US. Overseas, China has strong ties with China. We want to build the bridge to support our folks in a direct way. CMAIN will ensure all donations go to those who need help by all means.

The United States also has many natural disasters caused by, for example, fire, flooding, hurricane, and tornados. These natural disasters cause great loss. CMAIN would like to build a bridge for Chinese immigrants to contribute their effort for the US society.