Hundreds of Delawareans are safer, cleaner, drier and happier during the COVID-19 crisis thanks to the generosity of the Dover-based Dover Wipes Division of Procter & Gamble, which recently donated approximately $11,000 worth of non-surgical face masks, hand sanitizer, diapers and paper products to United Way of Delaware for distribution throughout the community.
With paper towels, toilet paper, wipes and diapers among the most sought-after, yet frequently out-of-stock items in stores during the pandemic, the pallets of product donated by Procter & Gamble are making life a little easier for low-income residents who are served by United Way agency partners First State Community Action Agency, the Delaware Adolescent Program Inc. and West End Neighborhood House.
Items donated include 48 cases of 12-roll toilet paper packs; 104 cases of paper towels; 10 cases of diapers; 100 cases of wipes; 500 non-surgical masks and 55 gallons of hand sanitizer.
United Way of Delaware President and Chief Executive Officer Michelle A. Taylor said, “If you’re a single mom who’s lost her job in this crisis, or an elderly resident who can’t get out to the store, a pack of baby wipes or a few rolls of toilet paper can make everyday life in this crisis a little easier. We can’t thank P&G enough for its generosity.”
United Way of Delaware also manages the Delaware Does More COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which to date has distributed nearly $250,000 in financial aid to nonprofit partner agencies supplying immediate, on-the-ground relief to Delawareans seeking assistance with food, shelter, utilities and other human service needs. To support the fund, text derapid to 41444.