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Partnership Provides Critically-Needed PPE


August 24, 2020

Female grad student wears protective gown, gloves and face mask inside a research laboratory.The College has partnered with PCS Wireless and its charitable subsidiaries to help provide protective equipment for students and faculty.


With the COVID-19 pandemic depleting supplies of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) and with PCOM’s own supply going to support critical care facilities in the region, the College has partnered with MyLifeAid, a subsidiary of PCS Wireless, and Community for Good, the newly-established corporate foundation of PCS Wireless, to help put technology and PPE into the hands of PCOM students and faculty.

“Keeping our students, faculty and staff safe during this challenging time is our primary concern,” said Carrie Collins, JD, PhD, chief advancement officer at PCOM. “This partnership with PCS Wireless and MyLifeAid will help provide the necessary equipment to return to campus as safely as possible.”

With PPE supplied through PCS Wireless and MyLifeAid, Community of Good is taking these efforts a step further by offering matched funding of 10 percent of the cost to offset the financial effects of COVID-19. These matched dollars will be added to the Student Emergency Fund, which has been making awards to PCOM students who have been impacted by COVID-19. The contribution of PPE and the monetary donation will significantly benefit PCOM students, allowing them to return to clinical rotations as well as to offset some of the costs incurred as a result of the pandemic.

Community of Good was founded in 2020 to support the philanthropic aims of PCS Wireless and its support of humanitarian causes, including the PCS Giving Project in 2017. This charitable commitment is now formalized through the creation of the PCS Foundation, Community of Good.

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