Clean the World Foundation - an international development and global health nonprofit operating hygiene-focused emergency relief initiatives - received a sizable donation of close to 200,000 hygiene products from L’Occitane en Provence, a global manufacturer and distributor of beauty and well-being products. The donation included much needed hygiene supplies including: 74,000 (50ml) bottles of shampoo, 40,000 (50ml) bottles of conditioner, 12,000 (50ml) bottles of shower gel, 33,000 (50ml) bottles of body lotion, 27,400 (50g + 75g) bars of soap.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clean the World has processed close to 1.5 million bars of soap that will be delivered in cities all over the United States. This week, shipments were sent to New York, Washington state, Louisiana, Missouri, and Florida. The donated 27,400 bars of soap will supply Clean the World’s recycled soap production and the thousands of donated hygiene supplies will be included in hygiene kits that will dispersed immediately to shelters all over the country, to be provided mainly to homeless and vulnerable people.

Clean the World to receive 186,400 individual hygiene products, donated by...

Clean the World to receive 186,400 individual hygiene products, donated by the French beauty brand, including critically essential bars of soap for distribution to shelters across America (Photo: courtesy of L’Occitane en Provence)

"It is inspiring to see companies like L’Occitane en Provence so generously respond in such a critical time of need. Unfortunately, not all people have ready access to hygiene essentials. It is the mission of Clean the World to serve these populations with life-saving soap and other hygiene products," says Sam Stephens, Executive Director of Clean the World Foundation. "We are tremendously grateful for L’Occitane’s support and are excited to increase our response for those people who are increasingly at risk as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to climb."

"We are happy to support in this time of need by donating essential hygiene products to help during this difficult time," added says Ashley Arbuckle, Vice President of Brand Marketing and Wholesale at L’Occitane en Provence.