Here's how you can help Sugar Land first-responders and small businesses

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Kathy Reider just wanted to make sure the children would be safe.

The Sugar Land registered home daycare provider needed to open her doors so essential workers could have childcare while they continue to operate amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. But with many grocery stores running low on supplies needed to operate safely, like hand sanitizer and no-touch thermometers, Reider worried she wasn’t ready to provide childcare services.

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation wanted to make sure she was.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation created the Safe & Well campaign to assemble care packages for small businesses and provide personal protective equipment to first-responders. The small business packages contain no-touch thermometers, hand sanitizer, gloves, and disposable masks, among other items.

“This means the world to me in these trying times,” Reider wrote in an email about the package opportunity. “I cannot thank you enough.”

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation works with individuals, corporations, trusts and other foundations interested in making sustainable, charitable, tax deductible donations in order to financially support or facilitate support for activities and capital projects that benefit residents of Sugar Land.

“The future of our city really depends on the safety of our small businesses and first-responders right now,” Sunil Sharma, Sugar Land Legacy Foundation Board President said. “Some people may feel like they want to help the situation but don’t know how. The Safe & Well campaign is an opportunity for people to directly help the front-line service providers from the safety of their homes.”

Monetary donations can be made to the Safe & Well campaign at https://donorbox.org/safe-well. To donate supplies, email SugarLandLegacy@gmail.com. Small businesses needing a supply package can request one here, while supplies last: https://sugarlandlegacy.org/personal-protection-supplies/.

“The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is committed to the prosperity our great city and the well-being of our community,” Gary Becker, Sugar Land Legacy Foundation board member said. “As we now shift focus toward recovery, we want to continue to support the safety of our service providers. This includes our selfless first responders, front-line essential city workers, and the small businesses that are putting in a good faith effort to re-open.”