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More than 12 000 consumer packs will be distributed to vulnerable communities across South Africa!

 

South Africa (3 June 2020) – Proctor & Gamble (P&G) South Africa recently donated R2.5 million worth of health and hygiene products to the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities for distribution to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vilo Trska, Vice President and General Manager at Procter & Gamble Southern Africa officially handed over the consignment to the Department in Arcadia, Pretoria, on Friday 29 May.

“As an essential service company, it’s important to us to help keep people healthy at home by ensuring our products are readily available for purchase throughout the region. We also have a responsibility to provide health, hygiene and cleaning products to those who can’t afford them but need them the most.

I am proud, on behalf of P&G South Africa, to hand over more than 12 000 consumer packs consisting of Always Sanitary towels, Pampers diapers and Arial washing power, which will be distributed, through the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, to vulnerable communities across South Africa,” said Trska.

Trska also added that the donation formed part of a bigger contribution, highlighting that over R10-million in donations have been committed to government and local relief agencies, including almost R2-million to the Solidarity Fund.

Deputy Minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize appreciated the partnership by P&G SA and said that it is during this unprecedented humanitarian crisis that, ‘’Now more than ever we must forge partnerships between government and civil society to assist those most at risk around us. The frail, elderly, and children with disabilities remain at the periphery of society. They are most at risk during these times, as many rely on the kindness of care centres, and kindness of others to take care of their basic needs.’’

A list of beneficiary organisations assisting women and girls in Gauteng, Eastern Cape and KZN have already been identified to receive the donated products.


Sources: Proctor & Gamble
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