Sir Richard's Condom Co. announced Wednesday it will distribute 1 million condoms this year to Haiti, doubling its contribution of last year.
The Boulder company said the condoms will be delivered this summer to Partners In Health clinics throughout Haiti.
Sir Richard's mission is to alleviate a global shortage of condoms and help prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.
For every condom purchased, the company has pledged to donate another condom for delivery to a developing nation in need. The initial deliveries have targeted Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries which is still suffering from a devastating earthquake in 2010.
The condoms will be made available for free at PIH clinics, including the Mirebalais National Teaching Hospital, built by PIH in collaboration with Haiti's Ministry of Health and scheduled to open next month. The state-of-the-art facility emphasizes women's health and reproductive support.
"This contribution of 1 million condoms to the people of Haiti — a doubling of last year's contribution — is directly linked to our growing Sir Richard's community," said Jim Moscou, CEO of Sir Richard's. "It's humbling and exciting to watch."
Moscou also said the company will soon be launching a Condom Tracker on its website, sirrichards.com, that will keep a running tally of committed condom donations based on purchases.
"We know our community really cares about the social impact they have every time they buy Sir Richard's condoms, and this is a great way to keep them posted on our progress," Moscou said.
John Mossman: 303-954-1479, firstname.lastname@example.org