As most Sri Lankans stay home with the hope of flattening the curve, over 50,000 of our doctors and nurses have responded to the call of duty, putting themselves and their loved ones at risk of contracting the disease. While the virus has claimed the lives of over 160 healthcare workers worldwide, the unwavering determination of our healthcare workers still prevail.
We would like to show our gratitude towards the healthcare sector, by launching the “MAZE of Love” campaign to provide socks to our nurses and doctors operating the front lines. Socks are a mandatory part of the attire for all healthcare workers as it helps reduce the stress on their feet while protecting them from germs and blisters. MAZE of Love works by allowing you to donate a pack of 3 socks priced at Rs.550, made by MAZE to comply with the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) uniform. We plan to donate 1,000 pairs initially to make the lives of health care workers a little bit brighter.
Our founder speaking about why we started this initiative said, “When we initially contacted the IDH, if there is a way we could help, we were informed that it is mandatory for the medical staff to wear socks while at work – which meant they have to wash and keep recycling the pairs given to them or they would have to use their own money to purchase additional pairs. We saw the perfect opportunity to give back to our medical teams in a small way for their tireless efforts. MAZE will be absorbing part of the cost of socks so that doctors and nurses, both male and female, can receive additional pairs. We hope everyone will join in on spreading some love and showing our gratitude through action by purchasing one, two or three sets of socks to medical teams fighting to keep us safe through this pandemic.”
We have enabled multiple donation platforms, mainly through our website socks donation link where you can purchase packs of 3 socks in any quantity your prefer. You can also buy them by messaging us on WhatsApp, Facebook, or Instagram. Payments can be made via direct bank transfers, mobile wallets and credit/debit cards.
As you’re likely aware, as with many small local businesses in Sri Lanka, we are impacted by the mandated retail closures, so your donations help support our continued operation by covering a portion of the cost of the product, labour, and logistics of delivery. Thank you for your generosity and support! The MAZE family thanks you.