Procter & Gamble and Habitat for Humanity Announce Global Partnership to
Help Create Homes in 12 Countries
Thousands of Volunteers Build, Repair and Clean P&G-Funded Homes in New Level
CINCINNATI -- August 26, 2013
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity on a
global scale to fund the construction, repair, and cleaning of homes in 12
countries around the world. This commitment represents Habitat’s highest level
of global volunteer engagement in a single year, with nearly 3,000 employees
volunteering on more than 30 projects occurring around the world in 2013.
“For the past 175 years, P&G employees have innovated to create brands that
help people do the things that make their house feel more like a home. Today,
we’re excited to provide both the financial support and the skills of our
employees to our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, helping bring the
comforts of home to families around the world,” said Brian Sasson, global
manager of Social Investments at P&G. “P&G has a longstanding relationship
with Habitat for Humanity, and this new level of global partnership will
enable P&G employees to have an even greater impact in communities where they
work and live.”
This year, nearly 3,000 P&G employees will volunteer their time alongside
Habitat partner families in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, South
Africa, Poland, Costa Rica and in many other countries around the world. Some
of the projects occurring in this year’s partnership include:
*In the Philippines, five homes are being built and families provided with
critical training on financial literacy, sanitation and hygiene.
*P&G will provide an educational booklet on taking care of a new home to
all new Habitat families in the United States and Costa Rica.
*Six homes will be built in Johannesburg, South Africa by P&G and Habitat
*In the United States, P&G will provide a gift basket of family and home
care products to all new Habitat families – an estimated 6,000. Baskets
include products like Charmin^®, Dawn^® and Tide^® – some of which will
help families take care of their home for up to six months.
*Earlier this year, P&G employees in Singapore cleaned the homes of the
elderly, using brands like Bounty^®, Febreze^®, Mr. Clean^® and Swiffer^®.
“We are deeply grateful to P&G for this new commitment to help families around
the world,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.
“In addition to providing funding and volunteers, P&G turned to its strength
and generously shared thousands of household care items from their top brands
thatwill help families turn their new houses into homes.”
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.8billion people around the world with its brands.
The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality,
leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®,
Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®,
Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®,
Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella®, and Whisper®.The P&G
community includes operations in approximately70countries worldwide. Please
visithttp://www.pg.comfor the latest news and in-depth information about P&G
and its brands.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a
decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable
housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty,
Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or
preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing
policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families
improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing
organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of
all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more
information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org.
Procter & Gamble
Elizabeth Ratchford, 1-513-439-0378
Habitat for Humanity International
Tami Griffin, 1-303-332-8446
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