FIFTYEIGHT PRODUCTS Makes Donations to Covid-19 Relief from Proceeds of HOPEFUL Porcelain Bowl
The year 2020 marked the end of 'business as usual' and the start of something new we are still collectively coping with. As a design-driven company, we wanted to make a contribution by adding a protective face mask to the character design of one of our most popular products.
The ‘Hopeful’ porcelain bowl with its PPE mask is a symbol for shared values, taking responsibility for each other’s wellbeing and the unwavering belief that everything is going to be okay. You can read the full story here on our blog.
Right from the start, we committed to donating 1 euro for every bowl sold to a helpful and beneficial cause in different countries. Whenever 5,000 units of the ‘Hopeful’ bowl are sold, we donate the amount to an organization or facility.
On that note, we would like to once again thank all of our customers and business partners for making a contribution with their purchase. Here is the story so far of how donations are making a difference.
FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK CITY, USA
Feb, 14 2021
5,000 EURO ($6,000)
In early 2021, our fifth donation from proceeds of our HOPEFUL Bowl went cross the pond to our friends in the Big Apple. We have always had a close connection to this great city as one of the greatest cities in the world.
In Spring 2020, New York City became the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States. It brought devastating damage to people’s health and destroyed many jobs. For this reason, we really wanted to make a positive contribution to benefit New York with our donation. Speaking to our contact at NY NOW tradeshow, we realized which kind of initiative could make the most impact: meals!
After some research, we decided to support the FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY. The beneficial organization is at the forefront of providing direct relief in these difficult times. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools across the city, the FOOD BANK was able to provide more than 80 million free meals for New Yorkers in need during the past year.
It was our privilege to send the donation successfully in February 2021. We hereby would like to thank all the countless helpers for ensuring that those in need can find a meal in New York City. And also thanks to the entire TASSEN community for making this initiative possible.
If you would like to make a donation to FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY visit www.foodbanknyc.org
WE LOVE NEW YORK
FIFTYEIGHT PRODUCTS at the popular tradeshow NY NOW at the JAVITS CENTER in New York
We not only have private ties and deep feelings for this amazing city that never sleeps. After many of our American friends fell in love with our TASSEN products, we’ve also founded our own company branch and warehouse in the United States a few years ago.
For this reason, we have been regular guests at the popular tradeshow NY NOW at the JAVITS CENTER in New York. Named after famous New York Senator Jacob K. Javits, the architectural milestone on the Hudson River makes a stunning appearance with its glass front.
And twice a year, it hosts one of our absolute favorite tradeshows in the entire world. So we were really touched to learn that the same convention center, in which we usually present our products, was transformed into a field hospital for 1,000 patients suffering from Covid-19 last May.
In recent news, the Javits Center has now been converted into a vaccination site. For us it’s a great sign that things are moving in the right direction and that we have reason to be HOPEFUL about the future.
Other international recipients of the donations have included:
- the Frankfurt University Hospital daycare “Unistrolche” (“Little University rascals”) in Germany
- Covid-19 research at the INSTITUT PASTEUR in Paris, France
- the Cáritas Organisation in Las Matas-Las Rozas de Madrid, a suburb of the Spanish capital
- the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy.
Read our full coverage of donations from sales of the HOPEFUL bowl, constantly updated on the global FIFTYEIGHT PRODUCTS website.