blog | 03.10.22

Providing Filter Technology to Mary Cariola Center Residents

Spry Therapeutics has always been invested in helping our customers and their communities live safer, healthier lives – but when COVID left so many businesses, healthcare facilities, and schools in crisis, that mission became essential. 

In March 2020, Spry Therapeutics donated 10,000 filtered medical pillows to hospitals across the U.S. to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we wanted to share our virus-blocking products with some of our community’s most vulnerable residents – so we donated filtered pillows to the adults and children living in residential homes operated by the Mary Cariola Center.


Protecting Individuals with Complex Disabilities

Located in Rochester, NY, Cariola is dedicated to offering the highest quality innovative educational programs and small group homes for individuals with complex disabilities. The organization serves more than 450 students, as well as 44 individuals residing in six residential homes, and is steadfast in its vision to unlock the lifelong potential of its community members.

Putting the safety and wellbeing of its residents first, Cariola recognizes the importance of preventative measures to protect residents, their caregivers, and families from the spread of infection. COVID-19 (and its many variants) has been a reminder of how easily infections can spread – and for individuals with special needs, this can be life-threatening. A clean sleeping environment is an additional layer of protection that helps give parents and guardians greater peace of mind.


The Spry Pure Difference

Traditionally, pillows and mattresses are made of porous materials that contain countless stitching holes and perforations for breathability. These design flaws leave them susceptible to contamination and prevent them from being effectively cleaned. 

Spry’s filtered pillow – Spry Pure – protects both residents and caregivers by blocking all viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens from entering its core, preventing aerosolization and mitigating the spread of germs. Our proprietary Pneumapure® filter technology, hermetically-sealed seams, and waterproof exterior allow Spry to deliver a truly clean pillow.

Spry is dedicated to providing technologies and products for better health and comfort both at home and in the healthcare setting. We are hopeful that our contribution to Mary Cariola will help protect its students and residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.