PURELL® ADVANCED HAND SANITIZER PARTNERS WITH CHAMPIONS FOR KIDS FOR ITS PURELL® LEND A HAND PROGRAM

7/29/2014

PURELL® ADVANCED HAND SANITIZER PARTNERS WITH CHAMPIONS FOR KIDS FOR ITS PURELL® LEND A HAND PROGRAM (93 KB)
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GOJO Industries, Inc., makers of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, has partnered with Champions for Kids to create the PURELL® Lend a Hand program. This program asks consumers to lend a hand in ensuring kids across the country have the school supplies they need as they head back to school this fall. 

The program runs locally in the Greater Akron/Canton area from Mon., July 28, 2014, through Fri., Aug. 8, 2014. The local campaign also asks individuals to collect food along with school supplies, which can all be dropped off at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. 
“Millions of American children do not have the proper resources they need to succeed in the classroom,” said Kathleen Leigh, marketing director of PURELL Consumer, E-Commerce, Shopper Marketing. “By supporting this simple service project from Champions for Kids, we hope to be able to provide students with the nutrition and tools they need, such as pencils, notebooks and markers, to start the year off on the right foot.”

Individuals across the country are encouraged to lend a hand this back-to-school season and organize their own local giving campaign by following these four easy steps.
1.GATHER your family, friends, and neighbors for a Lend a Hand Project. Ask guests to bring items kids need in the classroom: pencils, paper, crayons, folders, hand sanitizer, wipes, and tissues. 
2. LEARN about the needs of children in your community and ways you can help. 
3. GIVE the items you collect to a teacher, school, food bank, or children’s shelter. 
4. SHARE  your project at championsforkids.org/share


Those in the Greater Akron/Canton area  can drop off collected school supplies and food at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, which is located at 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, Ohio

Learn more about the campaign at:
Web: www.championsforkids.org/purell
Twitter: Follow the hashtag #PURELLLendAHand

About GOJO 
GOJO Industries, Inc. (www.gojo.com) is the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing systems, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan and Brazil. 

About Champions for Kids 
Champions for Kids makes it simple to give kids in your community the resources they need to thrive. By working with retailers, schools and volunteers to host in-store donation campaigns, service projects and community events, CFK has served more than 2,020,000 children in 50 states since 2004. The goal is to help 20 million children by the year 2020 through programs like SIMPLE Service and SIMPLE Giving, as well as events like RazorFest and the organization’s Annual Conference. Champions for Kids has donated to 11,947 community organizations to support children’s’ needs and has leveraged 126,000 people for their cause. Additional information about Champions for Kids can be found by visiting www.championsforkids.org.

About the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is a non-profit organization with a mission to Feed People and Fight Hunger. This year, 1 in 7 people in Northeast Ohio will face hunger, and the Foodbank will be there to help. The Foodbank is the source of emergency food for 500 food pantries, hot meal sites shelters and other hunger-relief programs that directly serve individuals and families in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.

The Foodbank, with its supporters and partners are leading the fight to end hunger in the communities they serve. In 2013, it distributed 24 million pounds of food, providing 20 million meals locally for people in need. To join the hunger-relief efforts, please visit akroncantonfoodbank.org or facebook.com/akroncantonfoodbank.