In these unprecedented times, we’re concentrating on ways we can help restore a sense of normalcy for people in our neighborhoods and communities, including you. Here’s what we’re doing right now to help improve everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic — and how you can join us from home.
- We’re ramping up production of Safeguard Hand Sanitizer. We’ve shifted our production lines to distribute much-needed hand sanitizer to relief organizations, hospitals and health authorities.
- We’re manufacturing face masks for hospitals and first responders. To help increase the supply for hospitals, first responders and other organizations, we’ve also shifted our production lines to provide face masks where they are needed.
- We’re encouraging social distancing. We’ve launched a social media campaign with TikTok star Charli D’Amelio to share the importance of social distancing through #DistanceDancing. To help us spread the word and slow the spread, tag @charlidamelio and #DistanceDance in your own video. For the first 3 million videos posted, P&G will make a donation to Feeding America and Matthew 25: Ministries to help families in need.
- The Vicks family of brands is donating $1 million to Direct Relief to help provide health workers on the front lines with protective gear, medicine and equipment to treat patients who require critical care.
- Tide is offering free laundry service to the families of front-line responders. Tide Loads of Hope powered by Tide Cleaners is providing free laundry and dry cleaning to the immediate families of paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff, medical researchers, police officers and fire fighters.
How You Can Help
If you’re sheltering in place or self-quarantining, you may feel a little helpless right now — and that’s OK. But with some determination and a little creativity, there are lots of things you can do to make a difference.
- Practice social distancing. Staying at home and avoiding large groups of people will slow the spread of the virus and save someone’s life. Looking for some fun at home? Make a TikTok #DistanceDance video and help encourage social distancing — your moves will be a force for good.
- Check on your neighbors, especially those who are elderly or who have an impaired immune system. Ask if there’s anything they need, and if you’re able, offer to leave needed items on their doorstep.
- Buy only what you need. Panic-buying items may force others who truly need them to go without.
- Consider ways you can show your appreciation for those on the front lines. Where would we be without nurses, doctors, pharmacists, medical staff, cashiers and baggers, or bus drivers? See if employers are willing to accept pizzas, coffees or other small gestures of appreciation for these workers.
- Donate money to local nonprofits if you’re able.
- Purchase gift cards to support local stores and restaurants. Order takeout from your favorite places and tip a little extra.
- Give blood. Many blood drives have been cancelled due to the pandemic, creating a critical need in neighborhood blood centers. If you’re able, consider donating and saving a life.
While life feels uncertain right now, one thing is for sure: We’re in this together. And together we can make an unprecedented time feel a little brighter for those around us.