Support for vulnerable families and children from Sisak-Moslavina County
Donation of personal hygiene products from Colgate-Palmolive
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Colgate-Palmolive donated UNICEF a total of 3.300 personal hygiene products worth almost HRK 60,000. UNICEF prepared assistance packages for socially disadvantaged families and children in Sisak-Moslavina County. Packages were delivered to families by the Sisak Social Welfare Center.
Head of Center for Social Welfare in Sisak, Alenka Ljubešić said: "We thank UNICEF for many years of successful cooperation. The donation of personal hygiene products is extremely useful for our users of the guaranteed minimum fee and we directed the packages to the users in the two Roma settlements. The donation will be given to 121 families, and it is especially important at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic when personal hygiene is extremely important and represents a significant financial expense for our users."
Colgate Palmolive Adria CEO Ulrich Groeger said: “As one of the world’s leading consumer product companies, we are proud to be working with UNICEF to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are aware that we have a deep responsibility - now more than ever - to help protect people. Our amazing teams around the world work hard to support those in need and help people in their daily routine - brushing their teeth, washing their hands, taking care of their skin, cleaning the home, bathing and showering and feeding their pets. We are more committed and determined than ever."
Representative of the UNICEF Office for Croatia, Regina M. Castillo, stated: “At this time of great crisis, it is extremely rewarding to see the commitment of Colgate-Palmolive to support families and children in vulnerable situations. I would like to thank Colgate-Palmolive’s long-term partnership with UNICEF and its generosity in bringing packages of hygiene products and a little bit of joy to families in need.”
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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