By Marcela Araneda
Sukin is donating one million dollars’ worth of personal care products including its new antibacterial hand sanitiser to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Sukin is donating from its range of natural hand sanitiser gels and sprays as well as a selection of other personal care items that have been in high demand, such as hand wash, body wash, shampoo and conditioner to Children’s Ground, Foodbank Victoria and Save the Children. In return, Foodbank will provide the products to front line charities and individuals, Children’s Ground will distribute to disadvantaged children and families within First Nations communities, while Save The Children will ensure the products reach vulnerable communities across Victoria.
As a locally-based developer, manufacturer and distributor of natural beauty products within the BWX house of brands, Sukin was able to adapt its manufacturing processes to respond to the huge surge in demand from Australians for hand sanitiser and produce a completely new product range in just 21 days. It is one of the only natural antibacterial sanitisers available on Australian shelves using naturally derived ethanol.
“In this extraordinarily challenging time, helping our customers and community, particularly the vulnerable is really important to us. We know that frequently using hand sanitiser and hand washing is critical in containing the virus and we are pleased to play a small part supporting those who need it most, BWX Managing Director Asia Pacific, Rory Gration, said.
“We’re incredibly thankful for this generous donation from Sukin. With the rising cost of living, especially during these uncertain times, Victorians experiencing financial hardship are finding it difficult to not just afford food but essential hygiene and personal care items. It’s with the help of our generous donors and supporters, such as Sukin, we’re able to provide access to these necessary items and continue to assist more than 140,000 Victorians every single month,” Foodbank Victoria CEO, Dave McNamara, said.
“We have been absolutely blown away by the support of both individuals and organisations coming together to support our efforts. Lack of resources is just one of many threats to First Nations communities. Having these essentials donated allows us to focus our efforts on other pressing needs – like securing safe accommodation and other necessities for vulnerable families to self-isolate,” Children’s Ground Project Manager, Chloe Abbott said.
“We are extremely grateful for this very generous donation from Sukin. Save the Children is on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic delivering life-saving aid, development and support programs to keep children safe during this crisis. This generous donation will assist us to continue supporting vulnerable communities throughout Australia. Thank you,” Save the Children CEO, Paul Ronalds, said.
Sukin’s Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser will be a permanent fixture in the product range which is now available for purchase online and in-store via Sukin’s many retail partners across pharmacy and grocery stores.