Athlone Penneys workers prepare care packs for frontline workers

Staff from Penneys in Athlone have been filling care packs to donate to frontline workers and patients.

And they have prepared a fun-filled video to showcase their work in aid of the frontline workers.

Watch the video here:


In a Facebook post, Penneys Athlone employee Leanne Beirne said: “Ye are doing an amazing job and the whole country stands behind ye ⤠Thank you for your services. Hope this puts a little smile on yer faces ⤠from all at Penneys 039.. #staysafe #notallheroswearcapes #stayhome #penneys #covid19 #hopetoseeyeallsoon.”

Nationally, Penneys is donating 6,000 care packs filled with over 45,000 products including leggings, t-shirts, underwear, socks, and pyjama sets for HSE frontline workers and patients in several hospitals across Ireland..

The HSE donation forms just one part of a global volunteer effort by hundreds of Primark employees to support those at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Primark care packs containing more than 400,000 products will be delivered to frontline workers, volunteers and patients in cities and towns around the world where Primark has stores.

The move by Penneys responds to calls from health authorities and charities for urgent supplies of everyday items. Penneys care packs will be given to busy staff working back to back shifts or who are staying away from home, often to protect their families from infection.  They will also be offered to patients who have no means of getting a fresh change of clothes or toiletries from home.   

Care packs have so far have been distributed to 21 hospitals. In addition to the 45,000 everyday items donated in Ireland, Penneys distributed over 20,000 Easter food products to Focus Ireland over the Easter weekend.