Congratulations to our Member of The Month Hay War Memorial High School, who have recently received a large donation of toys, school bags, and stationery to provide to their school community! Since becoming a member in 2019, Hay War Memorial High School has dedicated all items purchased to the wellbeing and learning experiences of their students. Read on to see how Hay War Memorial High School uses their received donations to improve the lives of their students and their families, who may be experiencing hardship or tragedies.
Two million hygiene products donated to help Australia’s vulnerable
Third Sector; December 9, 2021, written by Lourdes Antenor
As vaccine rates surge and the latest lockdowns become a distant memory, hygiene complacency is an increasing risk, which puts further strain on vulnerable communities. According to research conducted by Dettol on the hygiene habits of Australians in June 2021, only 1 in 3 Australian adults say they would practice good hand hygiene after sneezing or blowing their nose2, with 1 in 4 Australians saying they would still attend an important work meeting in person even if they were feeling unwell.
To help provide some of the essential products needed for these communities, Dettol is working with Good360, a Not-for-Profit organisation that matches essential goods to the Australians who need them most. Alison Covington, Founder & Managing Director, from Good360 says, “We are a lucky country and because of this, it’s easy for many Australians to take for granted access to hygiene necessities like hand sanitisers, soaps and wipes. But during the pandemic, and now as we emerge from restrictions, we’re increasingly being asked by our vulnerable communities for support and advice about how to access these products.”
Mrs Covington shares, “Many Australians want to do the right thing and protect themselves and in turn their loved ones by maintaining good hygiene habits. These product donations from Dettol will not only empower our community to achieve this but will help them feel less vulnerable when asking for help.”
Read the full story over at Third Sector.
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