In May Maui Jim honored individuals who were bringing positivity to local communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The brand encouraged people across the globe to nominate someone in their life – from healthcare workers on the front lines, to essential workers, to neighbours helping neighbours – to receive recognition for their contributions to society during this time. One person per day through May 2020 received a pair of PolarizedPlus2® sunglasses.
The nominations included people from all walks of life, including community workers and medical staff, suggested by friends and family who described their extraordinary work, such as the three touching stories below.
“My father works is a funeral director, who is having to deal not only with COVID patients that have died, but also helping the families left behind during this pandemic. He goes in early, stays late, makes phone calls from home and does what he can to help these families going through the worst time of their lives….”
“Lauren continues to work tirelessly during this Pandemic for the communities in SW Florida. Mobilizing resources to feed hundreds of Collier County’s homeless population, coordinating donations of pet supplies, and supporting the underserved and economically marginalized farming communities are just some of her accomplishments...”
“I want to nominate my husband, he is a nurse who works in a hospital that was converted for the care of patients with COVID, we have been married for more than 10 years and it is the first time that we are separated and it is because of the crisis. I know that many around the world are not having a good time, and in our case we live them in the flesh where, after being a family that lived daily, we can only see each other by video call or through the door. My husband had to move to another address to avoid the risk of infecting my children or me. Now he sleeps on an inflatable mattress, bathes in cold water and eats what he can – he has more exhausting working days due to the protective equipment he has to use…”