Sugar Land nonprofit, city distribute care packages to help local businesses reopen

From May 27-29, the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation and city of Sugar Land are distributing supplies businesses need to reopen. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)
From May 27-29, the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation and city of Sugar Land are distributing supplies businesses need to reopen. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)

From May 27-29, the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation and city of Sugar Land are distributing supplies businesses need to reopen. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, in conjunction with the city of Sugar Land, is handing out care packages to local businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic in front of Sugar Land City Hall on May 27-29, according to a media release.

The care packages, which are valued at roughly $100, are designed to help small businesses obtain the supplies needed to safely reopen their stores, per the release.


“Promoting service to the community is one of our core values,” SLLF board Chair Sunil Sharma said in the release. “We are honored to support our business community, the basic foundation of our economy, during this economic crisis.”

Each gift contains an assortment of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, such as sanitizer, gloves, face masks and thermometers.

SLLF aims to distribute aid to at least 85 different Sugar Land businesses.



Businesses are eligible to apply for a care package if they operate inside the city of Sugar Land and have 50 employees or fewer.

Packages are still available, and items can be picked up at prescheduled times from 9 a.m.-noon May 27-29. To request a care package, visit https://sugarlandlegacy.org/personal-protection-supplies.

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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