Timmy Sharma, owner of breeches.com, arrived at Wellington Regional Medical Center on the morning of Thursday, May 28 bearing a truckload of groceries. He was met by Chief Executive Officer Pam Tahan, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Hays and the key leadership of the hospital, who helped unload the food destined for WRMC’s Grab-n-Go Pantry.
Established by members of the Wellington community, the Grab-n-Go Pantry alleviates the burden of grocery store shopping for busy hospital personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pantry is a repository for donated goods, including food and household necessities. Many workers end their shifts after grocery stores with shortened hours are closed, and the Grab-n-Go Pantry helps keep their families supplied.
Sharma and his wife and partner Laurie wanted to do something special for their Memorial Day campaign. Typically, Memorial Day is reserved for remembering armed service members who gave their lives to protect the freedom of U.S. citizens. This Memorial Day, the Sharmas and their breeches.com also decided to honor medical workers fighting the COVID-19 battle.
“We wanted to do something to help those working on the front lines,” Sharma said. “We are all part of the equestrian community in Wellington. So many of us have been at this hospital. We wanted to show the staff how much they are appreciated. They’re doing such an amazing job, working long hours and giving of themselves.”
During the breeches.com campaign, each purchaser received a 15 percent off coupon on their entire order. Breeches.com matched the discount and created a fund for an equal value donation. Around $3,000 was raised to purchase food from the local Costco store to be delivered to Wellington Regional Medical Center.
“Thank you so much for your generous donation,” Tahan said. “This is such a great help to our personnel and their families.”
Want to give to the Grab-n-Go Pantry? Individuals and businesses are invited to shop and then donate items at the main entrance at WRMC. Look for the tiered rack for collection of items.
Breeches.com is an online source for global brands that design, manufacture, market and distribute fine equestrian products. Breeches.com began with breeches and expanded to include show apparel, riding boots, helmets, saddles, horse clothing, bridles, tack and accessories. Brands include TuffRider, Equine Couture, Henri de Rivel, JumpUSA and Halo. Recently added equine brands include Lettia, Cavallo, Jacks, Winning Tongue Plate, Absorbine, Guaranteed, Provizor and Space Technology Safety.
Breeches.com is dedicated to giving back and invest a significant portion of its proceeds toward impacting the lives of underprivileged children in India by providing free education through the nonprofit Salvation Tree Foundation and Salvation Tree School.