RELEASE: Reckitt, the Maker of Lysol, donates over $300,000 in Lysol Wipes through the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation for front-line staff and Local Community Groups

Dartmouth: The Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation (DGHF) is doing its part to ring in a happy and healthy new year for community groups in HRM. A generous donation from Lysol of 63,000 packs of Lysol disinfectant wipes, will be shared and making their way into the hands of HRM community organizations next week. This $300,000 CAD gift through the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation will help make sure the only thing being spread this new year is joy.

DGHF is so pleased to help organizations in our community have a clean, fresh start to 2022.

Lysol approached the Dartmouth General’s Foundation after they heard about the Foundation’s work with not only the Dartmouth General Hospital, but with the community partnerships it focuses on as well. The wipes, unable to be used in the hospital due to scent restrictions, will be shared with all Dartmouth General Hospital healthcare staff and incredible community organizations in Dartmouth and Halifax, such as the Healthcare Association of African Canadians, University/High School Foodbanks, Shelters, and more. A full list is included below. Thank you so much to all of our local Councillors, MLAs, Mayor Mike Savage, and more for connecting us to organizations that will greatly benefit from this incredible donation.

Lysol is making substantial donations to good causes in Canada, reaching the most vulnerable communities and non-profit organizations across Canada. The donation of a product that is both convenient and extremely useful at cleaning and disinfecting – Lysol Wipes. Lysol Wipes have been proven by the EPA to kill SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19, on hard, non-porous surfaces) in 15 seconds.

Through another incredible partnership with Darren Godbout from Auction Advantage, ASM Couriers have come on board to help store and deliver the wipes to community organizations starting January 17, 2022.

For groups interested in receiving a supply of Lysol wipes, they can fill out the form available at www.dghfoundation.ca/lysol and a member of our staff will be in touch.

Quotes:

“Thank you, Lysol, for reaching out to honour our front-line Dartmouth General staff and for giving through the Dartmouth General to reach so many organizations in HRM that can benefit from this incredible product. Keeping everyone healthy and enhancing cleaning measures has been top of everyone’s mind during the pandemic, so we are thrilled that we can play a role in that because of this generous donation through the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation”.

Stephen Harding
President and CEO, Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation

 “We are so thankful for the hard work of front-line healthcare workers in Canada during the pandemic and we are pleased to thank these selfless and caring workers with this gift.  We are also honoured to support the Dartmouth General Hospital and their outreach to local not-for-profits in their community.  We are so pleased that Dartmouth General is sharing this gift with those who need it the most.”
– Lysol Canada

“As the TD and DGH Heart Health Project’s Faith Committee Chairs from the Preston Township, we appreciate receiving these products from the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation. We will put them to good use in our churches and will make them available to community members”
– Reverend Joyce Ross, Reverend Wallace Smith and Pastor Deacon Riley.”

Photo: Delivery to the Health Association of African Canadians – to be distributed in the community.


Media Contact:
Kiana Pace – Marketing, Communications & Media Specialist
kiana.pace@dghfoundation.ca
902-266-6428