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Manufacturer donates over 186K units of hygiene supplies to Clean the World to fight Covid-19 spread
Clean the World Foundation, a leader in global health dedicated to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and global sustainability, received a sizable donation of close to 200,000 hygiene products from L'Occitane en Provence, a global manufacturer and distributor of natural beauty and wellbeing products.
The donation included much needed hygiene supplies including: 74,000 (50ml) bottles of shampoo, 40,000 (50ml) bottles of conditioner, 12,000 (50ml) bottles of shower gel, 33,000 (50ml) bottles of body lotion, 27,400 (50g + 75g) bars of soap.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Clean the World has processed close to 1.5 million bars of soap that will be delivered in cities all over the US. This week, shipments were sent to New York, Washington state, Louisiana, Missouri, and Florida. The donated 27,400 bars of soap will supply Clean the World's recycled soap production and the thousands of donated hygiene supplies will be included in hygiene kits that will dispersed immediately to shelters all over the country.
Hygiene supplies are not federally subsidised. With over 500,000 homeless and thousands more needing government assistance, there is a large population without access to soap amidst the spreading Coronavirus. Toiletries are one of the most requested items at shelters where people are at greater risk of contracting hygiene-related illnesses. Clean the World is working around the clock to provide critical hygiene essentials to the vulnerable people who need them.
"It is inspiring to see companies like L'Occitane en Provence so generously respond in such a critical time of need," says Sam Stephens, executive director of Clean the World Foundation. “Unfortunately, not all people have ready access to hygiene essentials. It is the mission of Clean the World to serve these populations with life-saving soap and other hygiene products.
"We are tremendously grateful for L'Occitane's support and are excited to increase our response for those people who are increasingly at risk as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.”
Ashley Arbuckle, vice president of brand marketing and wholesale at L'Occitane en Provence, says: "Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering and affected by this pandemic. In this climate, it is critical to support our community. At L'Occitane en Provence, we believe in relentless optimism and are committed to finding ways to make a difference.
"We are happy to support in this time of need by donating essential hygiene products."
For more information on how you can support Clean the World Foundation's relief efforts:
2nd April 2020