April 10, 2020
With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic straining inventories of toilet paper and other products across the country and around the world, international consumer paper supplier and business aviation user Kimberly-Clark has donated badly needed resources and supplies at both the company level and through its individual brands.
Kimberly-Clark’s social media posts note donations of millions of diapers, rolls of toilet paper and other paper products from such brands as Huggies, Cottonelle, Kleenex and Scott Tissue to organizations including The National Diaper Bank Network and the United Way’s COVID-19 Recovery and Response Fund.
The company built on an initial $1 million donation to the United Way Worldwide COVID-19 Fund, with separate donations from several of its brands, as well a $2.5 million donation to UNICEF and an additional $2.5 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross from its Kimberly-Clark Foundation.
“Through these donations, we can help support those working on the front lines of this global health crisis,” said foundation vice-president Jenny Lewis. “As the virus spreads to nearly every country on Earth, we must accelerate the delivery of care to those who are most vulnerable.”
The Australian division of its Kleenex brand has further partnered with Virgin Australia to match the airline’s donations of unused toilet paper from its grounded international fleet, as part of Kimberly-Clark’s global #shareasquare campaign.