By Ryan Patti | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Precision Textiles of Totowa, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, non-wovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, healthcare and home furnishings industries, has donated 2,000 masks to Oasis — a non-profit organization providing services to underprivileged women and children, the company announced.
The masks, which were sent out on June 29, were provided for staff members and clients of the organization’s services to help battle the coronavirus.
“As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, it’s important that we look out for those who are putting themselves at risk to help others,” Precision Textiles CEO Scott Tesser said. “Many of us forget that there are hundreds of people, within our own communities, that are struggling. As a company, it’s important to us to give back to our community.”
Located in Paterson, Oasis’s mission is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate and empower those in need.
Over the years, the organization’s services have grown to also include literacy, language and workforce development skills. It has been a sponsor for Precision Textiles for several years.
“Oasis is an organization that Precision Textiles is proud to support,” Tesser said. “It’s not only now as the coronavirus outbreak has spread and many families in our local community have unfortunately become recently unemployed — but year round, as the organization provides critical nutritional, educational and social service programs for local women and children in need. It has been so rewarding to partner with an organization like Oasis, knowing that our support can help better the lives of these local families so they can once again thrive in our community.”
Supporting philanthropic initiatives is a core value for Precision Textiles.
Prior to the donation of masks, the textile company donated beds, sheets and pillows to more than six families of women who are struggling with domestic violence issues. And earlier this year, the company donated medical-grade encasements for all 500 beds at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, a Bergen County town heavily impacted by the pandemic.
“New Jersey was hit hard during the pandemic,” Tesser said. “It’s our hope that our engagement with these organizations will help our community continue to fight against the outbreak.”