Tupperware Brands Corporation recently announced the donation of 43,000 reusable drinking items to Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in WASH (water, sanitization and hygiene) and sustainability.
The donation comes as a result of Tupperware’s 2019 Buy One, Give One campaign held last month in the US and Canada in honor of World Water Day. From March 16 through March 22, Tupperware committed to donating one reusable drinking item for each qualifying drinking item sold. The Tupperware® products donated will go to support Clean the World Foundation’s WASH Education Program, which provides supplies and training to schools, maternal health centers and community clinics to help them provide education and resources on water, sanitation and hygiene to children and families without access to it around the world.
“We admire the mission of Clean the World and are excited to join together with a fellow Orlando-based organization,” said Jim Bellonzi, president, U.S. & Canada at Tupperware.
Through its international relief efforts and support from partners like Tupperware, Clean the World Foundation provides families with access to hygiene supplies that meet their basic needs, improving health in a way that sustains results over time. Its programs were created to support the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals call for universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) globally by 2030. Clean the World Foundation continues to partner with the UN on international relief efforts and was recently named the 23rd member of the UN Global WASH Cluster.
“We are excited to be the beneficiary of such a meaningful donation from Tupperware Brands,” said Sam Stephens, executive director of Clean the World Foundation. “In countries and communities in which our WASH Programs operate, we see significant decreases in the spread of hygiene-related illnesses, improving overall health and increasing school attendance. By having durable, reliable solutions for our families to gather, store and access clean water, we only expect that to further the success of our mission.”
In June 2019, Tupperware employees based in Central Florida will join forces with Clean the World to pack emergency relief kits which will include the donated items as part of the WASH Program. Clean the World Foundation will distribute these Emergency Relief Hygiene Kits to refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps located in Somalia, Kenya, Syria and Bangladesh.