MANILA, Philippines –- In a bid to contribute in alleviating pain points and struggles many are facing in accessing every essentials, Kimberly-Clark Philippines, Inc. (KCPI), trusted expert and pioneer in the personal hygiene essentials industry, continues to take on the indispensable role the company plays, reinforcing its commitment in assisting Filipinos during this difficult and uncertain period.
A proud member of the community for 56 years, KCPI has donated over PHP 3.2 million pesos worth of its beloved products across non-profit organizations and hospitals and treatment centers across the country since the outbreak of the virus – donating 200,000 Huggies diapers, 200,000 Kotex feminine pads, and 20,000 Joy Bathroom tissue rolls. KCPI identified key stakeholders-in-need who have had little-to-no access to these due to the limitations in mobility and resources brought about by the government-mandated Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
“The current health crisis has undoubtedly affected multiple sectors’ ability to efficiently access personal care necessities. Respecting and caring for the communities where we live and work is enveloped in our DNA and we’ve committed ourselves to help them navigate through this situation,” says Michael Vainio, General Manager of Kimberly Clark-Philippines, Inc. “We’re hopeful that our donation will help inject a sense of dignity and normalcy to the current lives of our beneficiaries as they manage their day-to-day personal care needs,” he adds.
As more and more hospitals are overwhelmed by the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, KCPI sought to help out the healthcare sector in order to augment their resources. The company has delivered over a hundred thousand packs of Huggies diapers, Kotex feminine pads, and Kleenex facial tissues combined, among others, to 39 hospitals across the country. The company also donated to Frontline Feeders PH, a group providing for the needs of frontline healthcare workers in public hospitals.
The donations were specifically directed to both hospital healthcare workers in the front lines and the most vulnerable patients, particularly new mothers and their babies.
KCPI also extended its donation drive to non-profit organizations catering to different communities afflicted by the pandemic. Most notably, they recently donated products to the We Heal as One Center, a joint project of Ayala Foundation and ICCP Group Foundation Inc that converted the World Trade Center into a 500-bed COVID-19 quarantine facility. The organization also donated to
The needs of underserved communities, such as marginalized families, street dwellers, blue-collar workers, and urban poor women were also addressed through KCPI’s donations to the following groups: Power in Her Story, I Support the Girls, and Project SMILE. Extending its support to more communities, the organization also donated personal hygiene essentials to key foundations such as ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation and GMA Kapuso Foundation.
“At the core of our purpose is genuine care and compassion for the well-being of our community. In these times of uncertainty, providing personal care and the feeling of comfort that comes with it goes a long way,” adds Vainio.
“Through these efforts, as well as combined efforts from the private sector, we are confident that we can all rise up from this as one Filipino community,” he concludes.
Banner Image: In photo, L-R: Michael Vainio, General Manager, Kimberly-Clark Philippines and Ish A. Panganiban, Senior Marketing Officer, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.
For more information on KCPI’s COVID-19 donation campaign, you may visit https://www.kcprofessional.com.ph/.