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Today, J.Jill, Inc. announced it will offer nurses, first responders and health-care workers virtual gift cards as a small token of gratitude for their service during the coronavirus pandemic.
From May 6 to May 31, in honor of the American Nurses Association’s expansion of National Nurses Week into a month-long celebration, 10,000 redeemable $ 50 e-gift card codes will be available for health-care professionals. To redeem, they simply verify their credentials through SheerID on J.Jill’s web site to receive the free code.
“J.Jill is proud to recognize and give back to those helping to battle this ongoing pandemic,” said Jim Scully, interim chief executive officer of J.Jill.
Earlier in March, the retailer celebrated International Women’s Day and its two-year partnership with Bottomless Closet, having donated over $ 40,000 since the partnership began.
Through the Compassion Fund, J.Jill also announced an additional $ 50,000 donation to Thrive Global’s #FirstRespondersFirst Fund. In all, over $ 17 million in grants and donations have been allotted since the Compassion Fund’s inception in 2002.
“We hope health-care workers (our number-one customer career group) will spend their virtual card on something that they feel would lift their wardrobe and bring a smile to their face, said Brian Beitler, executive vice president, chief marketing and brand
Michigan has been one of the states hardest hit by the novel coronavirus, with COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout. Detroit rapper Eminem provided meals of “Mom’s Spaghetti” to frontline workers combating the disease as a show of support to those brave individuals putting their lives on the line.
According to MLive.com, the veteran rapper provided prepared meals of spaghetti and sauce to healthcare workers at the Henry Ford Health Systems. The spaghetti came in plastic containers with an ironic “Mom” tattoo and a yellow sticker thanking the “frontline caregivers” with the Shady Records logo in the bottom.
From the caption of Henry Ford Health Systems’ Instagram page:
Our #HealthcareHeroes “lost themselves” in the delicious Mom’s Spaghetti donated by Detroit’s very own, @eminem. Thank you for providing a special meal for our team members!
The name of the frontline worker lunch special comes from Eminem’s smash hit “Lose Yourself” where he raps “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy /There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.”
Em has served the “Mom’s Spaghetti” dish at a pop-up event and at a festival hosted by the rapper. Around 400 meals were handed out to workers between two local Detroit hospitals.
Salute to Slim Shady for that warm gesture and stay strong, Michigan!
Guests include Lil Wayne, Bun B, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Kevin Gates, Mozzy and Grandmaster Caz.