Danby Donates 500 Air Purifiers to the Toronto District School Board to Help Protect Teachers and Students

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Danby Appliances is donating 500 Danby air purifiers to several schools in Toronto deemed to be in the highest risk neighbourhoods for COVID-19.

“I want to thank Danby Appliances for their generous donation of air purifiers to the Toronto District School Board. These air purifiers will help schools as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and help keep kids and families safe.....” said Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto.

Danby Appliances, one of North America’s leading manufacturer and distributors of compact appliances, announced today its efforts to assist in the fight against COVID-19 by making classrooms safer. Danby will be donating 500 Danby air purifiers to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

The Toronto District School Board has identified 37 schools deemed to be in the highest risk neighbourhoods for COVID-19 and these schools will be receiving the Danby air purifiers to use in their classrooms. Some of the schools selected for the air purifier donations will be receiving as many as 34 air purifiers for their school.

“I want to thank Danby Appliances for their generous donation of air purifiers to the Toronto District School Board. These air purifiers will help schools as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and help keep kids and families safe. Throughout the pandemic, people and businesses have demonstrated their compassion and generosity for one another - it’s the Toronto way of doing things and it will help us get through this pandemic and make sure our city comes back stronger,” said Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto.

“I want to thank the entire team at Danby for stepping up with made-in-Ontario solution to support our schools and keep students and staff safe and healthy,” said Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario. “This generous donation shows the true Ontario spirit and demonstrates what we can accomplish when we all work together.”

With cold and flu season upon us, reducing the number of germs in the air, especially in a classroom is paramount. Air purifiers can limit the spread of viruses via long-range airborne particles by securing most of those particles in a HEPA filter and cleaning the air at a rate of up to six times per hour. In a standard room without an air purifier, the air gets fully cycled about once every two hours through air leakage, often aided by ventilation systems. Air purifiers essentially work by cleaning the air, which can include pollutants, allergens, and toxins. The Danby DAP120BBWDB tower air purifier, the unit that Danby is donating to the TDSB, contains a HEPA filter and UV-C Light With Photo-Catalyst Filter, which kills most bacteria, viruses, and sterilizes the air in the room.

“With families having so many things to worry about during the pandemic, we are pleased to be able to help out in this way. At Danby Appliances this is another way for us to Do the Right Thing,” said Jim Estill, Danby Owner and CEO.

“The TDSB is very appreciative of Danby’s generous donations of 500 air purifiers to our schools. The schools receiving these air purifiers do not currently have mechanical ventilation systems in place and are located in areas that public health has identified as higher risk for contracting COVID-19, so we are thankful for this donation and the difference that it will make in these classrooms,” said Steve Shaw, TDSB Executive Officer of Facility Services.

Danby will be starting to deliver the air purifiers to the selected schools after the Thanksgiving long weekend.

About Danby Appliances:

Founded in 1947, Danby is one of North America's leading manufacturer/distributors of compact appliances such as microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. The company operates three distinct business units – Danby, MicroFridge, and Silhouette – with four North American offices, including three in the U.S. and one in Canada. For more information on Danby and its products, please visit http://www.Danby.com. Follow Danby on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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