As many in Northeast Ohio find themselves facing the hardships that have come as the result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the Cleveland Browns star players is giving back.
On Thursday, wide receiver Jarvis Landry personally donated $15,000 to provide hygiene products to East Cleveland City School District students and families. The 5-time Pro Bowl selection partnered with local retailer Meijer to secure the supply of products for East Cleveland Schools, which was selected as the recipient through the Cleveland Browns Foundation’s “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network.
The items were packaged and shipped on Monday, March 30 and will be available to the receiving families on Monday, April 6. Families with students enrolled in East Cleveland Schools (K-12) may pick up the items -- which include soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and other personal care products -- from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Shaw High School, Superior Elementary School and Caledonia Elementary School.
More than 1,300 families will receive the much-needed personal hygiene products thanks to the efforts of Landry and Meijer.
“Although we are facing unprecedented challenges right now, it is important to remember that we are all in this together,” Landry said in a press release. “I love the City of Cleveland, and I want to make sure our communities have the support that they need to stay safe and healthy. We hope these items will help ease burdens and protect the well-being of the families and students of East Cleveland.”
“Now more than ever, every member of our community should have what they need to stay healthy,” said Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Giving for Meijer. “We were glad to help Jarvis make his idea for supporting the health of East Cleveland families a reality.”