SINGAPORE, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), will be distributing a total of 300,000 care packs to migrant workers who are currently housed in purpose-built and factory-converted dormitories in Singapore. The donation totalling approximately S$5 million is part of a care initiative mobilized through partnerships with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the South West Community Development Council (CDC) and Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC). From L to R: (Ms. Low Yen Ling, Mayor of South West District, Ms. Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs, together with Mr. Magesvaran Suranjan, President of P&G AMA, packing the care packs which will be donated to migrant workers in Singapore) The care packs will include essential personal health and hygiene items such as Oral-B toothbrushes, Gillette razors, and Head & Shoulders and Pantene shampoos. In addition, P&G will also provide household cleaning products to 43 purpose-built and more than 1,000 factory-converted dormitories to help ensure a clean and safe environment for migrant workers. P&G Volunteers were joined by Ms. Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Ms. Low Yen Ling, Mayor of South West District and Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Education, and Mr. Yeo Guat Kwang, Chairman for Migrant Workers’ Centre at a packing event held this afternoon. The care packs will be prepared and distributed through the MWC over the following weeks. "P&G is stepping up to be a force for good, supporting our communities and people affected by this virus. We are happy to do our part to support the Singapore government’s enhanced measures to take care of migrant workers. Many P&G products are key to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly those used for daily cleaning and for proper personal health and hygiene. These care packages, together with other measures by the government, will help ensure the health and safety of migrant workers," shares Mr. Magesvaran Suranjan, P&G President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Ms Low Yen Ling, Mayor of South West District says, "P&G is a valuable partner of South West District, collaborating with us to contribute to the community. In such challenging times, partnerships across the private, public and people sector build strong structures of support to scaffold and uplift the vulnerable. We’re pooling together resources from different parts of society to meet the needs of our migrant workers. It has been a difficult time for migrant workers. We appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep the COVID-19 measures, especially those who are unable to celebrate Ramadan in their usual way. We recognise their contributions to our nation and want them to know that they are not alone, and the whole of our society – from the community, to businesses and individuals – have rallied together to take care of them. They’ve got SG United behind them." P&G has been working with long-standing partner organizations to support communities and those affected by this global pandemic. As part of an on-going partnership with the South West CDC, P&G has pledged and donated 3,000 South West Care Packs to vulnerable families and frontline workers, and 500 sets of cleaning products for identified Social Service Agencies and preschools in the South West District. P&G has also launched a fundraiser with each dollar matched by the company for the benefit of The Courage Fund, an initiative under the National Council for Social Services (NCSS). The fund aims to provide additional support and relief to vulnerable individuals and families, including healthcare workers, frontline workers and volunteers. Around the world, P&G has joined forces with more than 200 non-government organizations, relief agencies and governments to provide much needed product donations, in-kind donations of medical equipment and personal protective equipment, and financial support. Millions of P&G products are being donated from over 30 brands to help ensure that families have the cleaning, health and hygiene benefits P&G brands can provide. About Procter & Gamble P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands. About the South West Community Development Council (CDC) The South West Community Development Council (CDC) was formed on 24 November 2001, with the mission to Assist the Needy, Bond the People and Connect the Community. Through local help programmes, the South West CDC provides assistance to help the less fortunate in our community. The South West CDC also organises projects and programmes to promote community bonding and social cohesion. The South West CDC adopts the "Many Helping Hands" approach to encourage community ownership among residents, community partners and corporations to realise its vision of "Owning Your Community". Photo – https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20200427/2786982-1?lang=0 Related Links :http://www.pg.com
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