UWNNJ distributed kits to child care providers and caregiver partners
During the height of the latest outbreak of COVID-19, United Way of Northern New Jersey received a generous donation of 10,000 at-home tests kits from The New York Jets and Quidel, a leading diagnostics healthcare manufacturer.
In October, the Jets had announced a multi-year partnership with Quidel, creator of QuickVue At-Home OTC Covid-19 Test. At the core of the partnership was a donation to United Way to ensure these test kits get to families in underserved communities.
“We are extremely grateful to Quidel and the New York Jets organization for their generous donation,” said Kiran Handa Gaudioso, CEO of United Way of Northern New Jersey. “These rapid at-home tests will help to serve our most vulnerable populations — our youngest children who aren't yet vaccinated and those caring for a loved one who is ill, frail or living with a disability. We plan to distribute these tests to our United In Care network of child care providers who serve predominantly low-income families as well as through our United Way Caregivers Coalition to help protect those whose health is at greatest risk."
United Way of Northern New Jersey coordinated with Quidel to have the test kits shipped directly to our partnering child care providers and centers as well as to the organization's Caregiver Coalition partners.
“As an organization, the New York Jets continue to put the health and safety of our fans and community first, which is why we are thrilled to partner with such an established and important leader in the healthcare industry,” said Hymie Elhai, President of the New York Jets. “Quidel has helped revolutionize at-home Covid-19 testing through accuracy and affordability. We are proud to team up with them and United Way to provide peace of mind to local families in need.”
"Quidel is proud to be an official diagnostics partner of the New York Jets," said Douglas Bryant, President and CEO of Quidel. "The Jets organization's dedication to community service matches our own and we look forward to teaming up to provide urgently needed COVID-19 testing to underserved communities in the tri-state area."