22 Sep Colgate-Palmolive Donations Provide Personal Care Necessities to People in Need
In an effort to provide personal care items to people in need during this critical time, Colgate-Palmolive committed to donating $20 million in health and hygiene products to nonprofit organizations including Good360.
Thanks to Good360’s vast network of nonprofit partners, more than 400,000 Colgate-Palmolive products including soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, body wash, shampoo, and other personal care items were distributed in local communities.
Below are a couple of stories from the nonprofits that received these goods, and how the people they serve were positively impacted by Colgate-Palmolive donations:
- Eastchester SEPTA is an organization of interested parents, most with children receiving special services through the Eastchester Union Free School District, as well as special education faculty/administration who join to help all children reach their fullest potential. Eastchester, NY, is located in Westchester County–an early COVID-19 hot spot. According to Eleanor Evangelista, secretary of the Eastchester SEPTA, at the start of the pandemic, the limited supply of hand soap and were devastating for vulnerable populations. Wanting to help, Eastchester SEPTA reached out to the city’s officials to see how they could get life-saving supplies to those that needed them the most. Thanks to a donation from Good360 and Colgate-Palmolive, Eastchester SEPTA could distribute hand soap and body wash as part of the regular senior meal delivery program. Additionally, the organization donated products to the city’s first responders and essential workers. “Our community and the surrounding areas were in the eye of the storm at the start of the pandemic, and we were hit quite hard,” Evangelista said. “We are thankful to Good360 and Colgate-Palmolive for providing us the opportunity to assist those who are always so supportive of our organization and our special needs families.”
- Jean’s Angels provides food, clothes, toiletries, and shelter for families and individuals in need. Based near Charleston, SC, the nonprofit assembled and distributed 315 care bags that included hand soap, body wash, and oral-care supplies to people in need. “Just imagine waking up every day to a world that no longer seems normal,” Katrina Bennette, Founder and Executive Director of Jean’s Angels, said. “So many senior citizens with underlying health conditions fear leaving their homes to go out and get necessities. Jean’s Angels has been providing care bags to our community, and the smiles are so rewarding.” Katrina mentioned one memorable interaction with an older woman, “When I presented her with the care bag she said, ‘God must have told you I needed a toothbrush,’ and she busted out laughing. Those are the memories I will always cherish.”