Charitable Giving

National Pen Donates 15,000 Face Masks to the Irish Red Cross

As a global company with facilities in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia, National Pen is dedicated to serving local communities.

Beginning in April, National Pen Ireland formed a partnership with the Irish Red Cross (IRC) to contribute necessary supplies, like medical grade face masks and antimicrobial pens. In response to COVID-19, the IRC volunteers have been delivering vital prescription medications and food supplies to older and vulnerable people who are unable to leave their homes. The IRC is also helping people get to hospital appointments and is working with a number of community organisations, including the HSE and charities to provide further support to those who need it.

To date, the donation amount has reached 15,000 face masks and hundreds of pens to be used as the IRC team carries out vital community work locally in Dundalk and across the country.

Of the partnership, Community Support Officer Barry Kane says,

“We are truly grateful for our partnership with National Pen during this pandemic. As the country enters phase two of the easing of restrictions, we are seeing a higher demand from people requiring our services to help them get to hospital and medical appointments, and these face masks will be vital in enabling our volunteers to assist those we serve safely.”

Barry Kane, IRC Community Support Officer

And as for the pens, they come in handy as IRC volunteers fill out plenty of paperwork throughout their days. Plus, because the pens are antimicrobial, they prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold, and some viruses, which is crucial at this time.

National Pen is honoured to partner with such an amazing, community-focused organisation.

Supporting the Dundalk Community & Local Businesses

With an office in Dundalk, National Pen Company plans to continue supporting the local community.

Read more about National Pen Company’s response to COVID-19 in a message from CEO Peter Kelly and find more resources for small business at, including the new Health and Safety Product collection.

About National Pen Company

National Pen Company is a world-class provider of promotional products that help businesses market themselves and increase customer loyalty. National Pen currently operates global facilities across North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and is part of the Cimpress family. Read more about National Pen.

About the Irish Red Cross

The vision of the Irish Red Cross is to be a leading humanitarian organsiation, providing impartial services and support to vulnerable people communities both at home and abroad. The Irish Red Cross operates across the country with a network of 87 branches. Read more about the Irish Red Cross.

Catherine O.

From marketing tips to product recommendations, I’m here to help small businesses be their best.

Recent Posts

Finding Your Funny: Learn the Subtle Science of Humor Marketing

Effective humor in marketing should be like a punch in the gut (in a good way!) It makes an impact,…

1 week ago

Save More, Share More: Market & Save with Cheap Promotional Products

More money means more marketing, right? As it turns out, sharing your brand doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.…

2 weeks ago

Grand (Online) Opening: How to Promote Your Website

When it’s time for the new website reveal, a proverbial packed house with standing room only is in order! A…

2 weeks ago

Bright Promotional Products That Show Your Brand Is Full of Fun

Does your small business spread smiles? Are you all about brightening days or lending a helping hand? Below we curate…

3 weeks ago

Rethink Your Ink: How the Meaning of Colors Affects Your Ink Choice

The meaning of colors extends to all things, from the energizing glow of a yellow smiley face to the ink…

3 weeks ago

Brand Highlight: Sharpie®

This brand is ubiquitous! We turn to our favorite Sharpie® marker for permanent, bold, reliable writing on just about any…

3 weeks ago