Make a Difference this May

Eclipse Automation is running a May Food Drive to help out our local Food Banks in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mesa, and South Rock during COVID-19.

Eclipse Automation will make a difference this May, in more ways than one.

In a recent Cambridge Chamber of Commerce blog article, Eclipse Automation CEO, Steve Mai, addressed the importance of collaboration and how important it is when it comes to the manufacturing sector and its retooling efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Many manufacturers have risen to the challenge, working side-by-side – figuratively – to do what’s necessary to help supply the growing needs that this global pandemic has created.

Eclipse Automation has put an extra emphasis on health sciences, executing strategies that put the focus on protection for our dedicated front line health care professions. After recently finalizing two key partnerships, Eclipse now has the design capability to work with North American manufacturers to customize N95 and Surgical Mask Assembly Systems, as well as produce these vital masks ourselves at our Cambridge, Ontario head office.

Eclipse has also risen to the challenge, working around the clock, 24/7, on an important medical project with an expedited delivery date never seen before within our organization.  Once achieved, our client will be able to ramp up production and manufacture larger quantities of diagnostic cards to test blood-oxygen concentration; a critical step in efforts to care for those with respiratory ailments such as what COVID-19 patients are currently facing.

However, collaboration doesn’t end at the board room table or on the manufacturing shop floor. COVID-19 has created unprecedented needs in all areas of our community that we live in and serve, including local food banks that right now have a greater need than ever.

Eclipse Automation typically organizes Food Drives around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but due to the current economic downturn the pandemic has created, a greater number of our friends, family and neighbours are turning to food banks to help put meals on the table.

Due to this increased demand, the food banks need all of our assistance; a call we at Eclipse were happy to answer.

For the month of May, we have set up collection stations at our four North American facilities to collect non-perishable food items from staff members, with donations going directly to the food banks in our local communities.  

If you’re interested in getting involved, we ask that you contact your local food bank and ask what’s the best way you can help? Depending on the location, it may be either a food or cash donation; many are currently running virtual drives that match the physical distancing measures put in place.

The need is there, and the need is great. By working together, collaborating with each other, we can help those in our community who need it the most.

Cambridge Self Help Food Bank in Cambridge, Ontario                         

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region in Kitchener, Ontario

Stratford House of Blessing Food Bank in Stratford, Ontario

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul in Mesa, Arizona

Loaves and Fishes in Rock Hill, South Carolina