Kimberly-Clark Professional has donated more than 1 million face masks and cleaning products to school districts across the country, including to Mobile County Public Schools in Alabama, where Kimberly-Clark has a manufacturing facility.
The donation, which included general purpose face masks, Scott 24 wipes and Scott gel hand sanitizer with moisturizers, will support more than 235,000 K-12 students, faculty and administrators in nearly 400 schools across 15 states where Kimberly-Clark employees live and work, including in Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, among others.
“We know that many schools across the country are still in need of proper supplies to help protect students and faculty as they work to finish the school year strong,” said Susan Gambardella, president, Kimberly-Clark Professional North America.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report stating that school districts, on average, must invest an additional $55 to $442 per student to ensure they can reopen in the safest possible manner.
“Care underlies everything we do at Kimberly-Clark Professional, and we are proud to care for the communities where we operate and help assist the school districts where our employees live and work as they prepare for the upcoming school year,” Gambardella said.
Kimberly-Clark also is committing $2.5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in India, including support to UNICEF to help secure medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators and the setting up of oxygen generation plants.