Interplex is committed to making a difference in the communities and world we live in. As we strive to be a responsible corporate citizen, we will continue to drive sustainable and positive changes in the markets we operate in. Supporting the causes close to our hearts, Interplex Cares is on this journey to give back to communities that are in need of our expertise and care.
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibilities, the Interplex team in India recently visited the Sri Satya Sai Charitable Trust in Bangalore and donated clothes, utensils, and groceries as part of our continued support to the local communities living there.
Founded as a public charitable trust in 1972, it currently houses more than 100 orphans and elderly under its shelter and has been serving the local communities in the fields of health and education since its inception.
Currently, the Trust is managing over 100 community members in one campus, and has been giving this support even through the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Trust purely depends on donators, there has been an increased need for contributions from the public to enable them to continue supporting the communities they do.
“Express your humanity through charity” is the motto of the leaders behind the Trust, and in the recent years, it has undertaken the task of supplying safe drinking water to rural areas and supported the education of economically backward students by bearing their full academic expenses.
We hope that our contribution supports the trust in continuing their charitable deeds to those in need. We will remain steadfast in our efforts to contribute to these communities.
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) is a leading no-kill animal shelter in Northern New Jersey dedicated to providing a safe refuge for homeless and abused cats and dogs. The shelter takes in animals with a range of medical conditions.
The rising number of pet surrenders
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters are facing a rise in pet surrenders. This happens in several ways:
- Many pet owners are facing financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic. This is causing them to give up their pets, with some not being able to find new owners who would take them in.
- An increase in deaths amongst the elderly population – who often have pets as companions – leaves these pets without a home or owner.
- Shelters are witnessing pets that were adopted during the lockdown being surrendered by their owners who find themselves too busy to continue providing proper care for their pets as home restrictions are lifted.
In addition, with recent warm weather, there has been an increase in the number of stray kittens being born. As such, with many animal control facilities having reached their maximum capacity, RBARI is witnessing a higher influx of homeless animals in need of shelter and care.
The need for support
Many government animal shelters have regulations permitting animals to stay for up to 72 hours, giving them a chance at getting adopted. Otherwise, they will have to be euthanized.
As RBARI is not government-funded, they require financial support to continue providing refuge for rescued animals.
At Interplex, our charitable contributions extend to animals alike. We made donations to the animal refuge to support them with the expected increase in births and surrendered pets.
These donations will contribute to the Spay and Neuter program which provides day-to-day care for the animals brought to the refuge while they await adoption.
“It takes a community to keep this work going, and your donation allows us to keep our doors open and to continue to focus on the animals who need us most,” said Megan Brinster, the Executive Director of RBARI.
“With your partnership, we can be here to meet these challenges and provide a haven of care, kindness, and support for our local animal population. Whether it is a young kitten battling an upper respiratory infection, a senior dog in need of medical care, or an urgent medical case with no one else to turn to, your support makes all the difference to these deserving dogs and cats.”
Interplex would like to encourage everyone to do their part by being responsible and committed pet owners.
Founded in 1952 by the Sisters of Charity of Convent Station, the Academy of Saint Paul offers scholarships, education, and spiritual services to families from 33 towns in New Jersey and New York. Accredited by the Middle States Association for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, the academy is a Roman Catholic elementary school in New Jersey with a rich tradition and strong reputation for developing and nurturing excellent students.
To support the Academy and their students in need, Interplex donated learning materials in preparation for the new school term. Personal protection equipment, a critical requirement against COVID-19, was also donated.
We are grateful to be able to support the continued education of these students during difficult times.
Several Sources Shelters is a non-profit organisation that supports women and children in need while providing education and ongoing compassionate support services.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many families from several cities in New Jersey such as East Orange, Irvington, Newark, Paterson and Trenton, sought help with rent, utilities, medical bills, school supplies, and personal protective equipment through their Special Families Program. Interplex’s modest donation goes towards supporting 136 children (ranging from infants to 18-year-olds) from 53 impoverished families.
We are grateful to be able to offer some comfort and support to these families in need. Let us remain vigilant in our efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Interplex, we believe every child deserves to attend school safely, especially during this global pandemic. That is why we have decided to make a humble contribution to five primary schools in Písek, Czech Republic.
The funds go towards the purchase of items such as disposable gloves, respirators and air purifiers, to help protect the 3,000 children attending the schools.
We hope that our contribution allows these children to continue their education in a safe and protected environment.
Interplex remains vigilant in our fight against the COVID-19 virus and strives to maintain continuous support towards affected regions where possible.
For the past year, communities around us have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most heartwrenching news is that patients are separated from their loved ones during this relentless pandemic.
Domácí hospic Athelas is a health and social services non-profit organization in Pisek, Czech Republic. This hospice houses about 120 terminally ill patients. Due to the pandemic, the patients are separated from their loved ones and they only have the companionship of the hospice caregivers as they walk their final journey.
Interplex is grateful that we can make a small difference during this difficult time. We hope our humble contribution can help create a more comfortable and pleasant environment for the patients in their final moments.
Interplex sends our deepest regards to all COVID-19 patients and individuals affected by the pandemic.
Hanoi, Vietnam (April 21, 2021) — Vietnam has been one of the world’s virus-mitigation success stories for its quick response and efforts in containing COVID-19. Since April 2020, Vietnam has rolled out multiple anti-virus measures and policies to keep COVID-19 cases in check.
In January 2021, an outbreak was reported in Hanoi, with new cases reported from provinces such as Bac Ninh. In response to the outbreak, Hanoi authorities have ramped up tracking and testing capabilities. Interplex believes we should do our part for the local communities that we operate in.
To support Hanoi’s efforts to contain COVID-19, Interplex has donated disposable masks and COVID-19 testing kits to Bac Ninh Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Bac Ninh Obstetrics & Pediatrics Hospital. Our Hanoi team volunteered in-person, delivering the donations to both recipients and giving out disposable masks to patients at the Bac Ninh Obstetrics & Pediatrics Hospital.
Interplex is grateful for the opportunity to contribute back to the community. We hope that our support and contributions would make a difference in Vietnam’s battle against the pandemic. With the government’s COVID-19 prevention measures, we trust Vietnam will be successful in containing the virus.
The Gambia (December 02, 2020) — COVID-19 has cast new light on an existing problem in The Gambia – drug and medical supply shortages. As one of the poorest countries in the world, the dire lack of PPE and devastating shortage in various medication posed a massive threat to disadvantaged Gambians amid the escalating COVID-19 situation.
When the Interplex team in Scotland learned about The Gambia’s shortage in basic needs required to fight against COVID-19, they were inspired to play their part and sprang into action. Pulling their own resources together, the team donated necessities such as rice, disposable face masks, paracetamol and sanitizers to a non-profit organization, Pandi’s Legacy, inspiring other teams in Interplex to donate re-usable face masks for the same cause.
Through Pandi’s Legacy Sport and Education, 330 disadvantaged children from the school, 200 children from the football academy and young mums with severe medical needs were able to receive the help and support needed in this pandemic.
Interplex is grateful for the opportunity to contribute back to the community. We are proud to lend a hand to those who are most vulnerable during the pandemic and hope that our contributions would make a difference in protecting lives against the virus. We hope that The Gambia will see an improvement to the situation and be successful in containing the spread of COVID-19.
Bangalore, India (September 01, 2020) — The overwhelming exponential rise in COVID-19 cases has pushed Bangalore to re-impose a shutdown in July, with the gradual re-opening of businesses and offices outside containment zones. However, even with government intervention, Bangalore is among the ten worst-affected cities in India, with high number of active cases.
There are few hospitals in Bangalore that are well-equipped in the fight against this pandemic. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore is a Tertiary Care Specialty Centre for respiratory and chest diseases, and is one of the hospitals that manages COVID-19 cases. As an entity operating in India, Interplex believes we should do our part for the local communities that we are located in.
To support the fight against COVID-19, we donated medical supplies and equipment ranging from surgical masks, ECG machine, Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure machines (Auto BiPAP) and High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) machines to the SDS Tuberculosis Research Centre & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases in Bangalore, India.
Interplex is grateful for the opportunity to contribute back to the community. We are proud to stand with the people protecting our community and hope that our support and contributions would make a difference in Bangalore’s battle against the pandemic. We hope that Bangalore will see an improvement to the situation and be successful in containing the spread of COVID-19.
Chennai, India (August 20, 2020) — India has been recording the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases and is currently the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic. With every day bringing about an escalating number of cases, government interventions to contain the virus have been stepped up. According to Al Jazeera, more than 250,000 samples are being tested daily after months of sluggishness, but experts say that this is insufficient for a country of nearly 1.4 billion people.
As an entity operating in India, Interplex believes we should do our part for the local communities that we are located in. We donated medical supplies ranging from hand sanitizers, fumigators, surgical masks, ECG machines and a High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) machine to a COVID-19 designated hospital, Govt Medical College Hospital in Tiruvallur, Chennai, India.
Interplex is grateful for the opportunity to contribute back to the community. We are proud to stand with the people protecting our community and hope that our support and contributions would make a difference in Chennai’s battle against the pandemic. We hope that with the aggressive testing and containment strategy in Chennai, the curve for daily COVID-19 cases will flatten.
Batam, Indonesia (July 9, 2020) — New outbreaks of COVID-19 have emerged as the world reopens. Indonesia is the worst-hit country in South-east Asia, with over 75,000 COVID-19 cases and over 3,600 deaths recorded as of 13 July 2020. The Indonesian government has since launched a risk-zone map for COVID-19 in Indonesia. The cities and regencies are color coded into 4 main colors – red zones – areas with high rates of transmission, orange zones – areas with medium risk of infection, yellow zones – low-risk areas and green zones – either completely free of the disease or have not recorded any new cases in four weeks, with a 100 percent recovery rate of patients.
Batam is classified as an orange zone and this has impacted the city’s ability to fully reopen and for its economic activities to be in full swing. To better control the spread of COVID-19, the government has reached out to several businesses in Batam for urgent need of medical supplies and PPE for the healthcare workers and frontliners.
As an entity operating in the local community, Interplex is doing our part by donating face masks, face shields and testing kits to healthcare workers and frontliners in Batam. We are proud to support these people who are protecting the community and we share the same hope for Batam to successfully contain COVID-19 and be classified as a green zone.
Interplex is grateful for the opportunity to contribute back to the community and we hope that Batam will soon be able to reopen its international port.
New York, USA (April 30, 2020) — America is one of the hardest hit regions of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), with over 800,000 cases as of April 21, with New York City among the hardest-hit places in the U.S. The surge in COVID-19 cases places a strain on the capacity of hospitals and medical supplies. We are heartened by Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s contribution, transforming their tennis courts to a temporary hospital, and we are rising to the challenge too.
In our own way, we are giving back to communities. Globally, masks are in high demand as they are essential in the prevention against COVID-19.
Baring and Interplex have donated disposable face masks to Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Temporary Hospital in Queens, USA. We hope our humble contribution made a difference to the healthcare professionals battling COVID-19.