This week, the Green Bay Packers and Tork®, the global leader in professional hygiene from Essity, wrapped up their "Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch" campaign by donating $28,000 worth of hygiene products to several local nonprofits in need.
With "Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch," which ran through the first five games of the Packers season, Tork pledged to donate $250 worth of hygiene products for every Packers catch. The Packers had 112 catches through Week 5, and the resulting $28,000 in products will be donated to four deserving local charities.
The Packers and Tork, along with Packers Hall of Famer Antonio Freeman, held a donation event on Wednesday to formally honor the nonprofit groups and kick off the delivery of the items. Recipients of the donations include:
· NEWCAP, Inc., a Green Bay-based nonprofit that moves people from poverty to opportunities and economic security, while enhancing community development
· Golden House, a shelter for domestic abuse victims in Green Bay
· Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative, which helps homeless and at-risk veterans reach and maintain their highest levels of independence
· Pathfinders, an organization that brings safety, hope and healing to young people facing homelessness, sexual exploitation, crisis and other trauma through innovative and transformational services.
Also as part of the campaign, helpful hygiene awareness messaging at Lambeau Field has served to remind fans of the effective, easy-to-use Tork hygiene products used throughout the stadium on gamedays and every day.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how critical hand hygiene is in preventing illness and keeping fans, players and the community healthy," said Chad Watson, director of sales and business development for the Packers. "For years, we have relied on Tork hygiene products at Lambeau Field for our players, staff and fans alike, and we're confident that Tork products will continue keeping us healthy on gamedays and every day at Lambeau Field. We're proud to partner with Tork to promote hygiene in the Green Bay and Milwaukee communities through donations of Tork sustainable hygiene products."
COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, from the workplace to sports venues like Lambeau Field, and it remains a priority to promote hand hygiene and provide access to quality hygiene products to help the community stay healthy as visitors return to shared spaces.
"As people return to the workplace, and Green Bay's loyal fans fill the stands at Lambeau, it is crucial that we continue to educate and inform people regarding increased hygiene standards, as well as make sustainable and effective products easily accessible," said Cindy Stilp, Marketing Communications Director, Essity. "Wisconsin is home to several Essity work sites, so we are especially proud to work with the historic Packers franchise to give back to local organizations and create sustainable hygiene for all."
About Tork: The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers worldwide ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Our products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet paper, soap, napkins, wipers, but also software solutions for data-driven cleaning. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader that supports customers to think ahead so they're always ready for business. Tork is a global brand of Essity, and a committed partner to customers in over 110 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit www.torkusa.com.