According to the United Nations, one-third of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes since the start of the war. Many of these families need basic relief supplies, including the necessary products to provide for their daily sanitation needs.
Amazon has committed to deliver 200,000 hygiene kits to partner charities, bringing together our employee volunteer network with Clean the World, a social enterprise focused on providing recycled soap and hygiene supplies to those who have limited access to these products. The Amazon donated kits consist of basic supplies—including soap, shampoo, and tooth brushes—and will be distributed to people in need in Ukraine and refugees in surrounding countries and the U.S.
Amazon employees from around the world have already started to prepare the kits, with the first volunteering event taking place at Amazon’s second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Employees in other cities—including Seattle in the U.S.; Munich, Berlin, and Graben in Germany; and London and Manchester in the UK—will continue to prepare hygiene kits throughout the month of June.
"Clean the World Foundation is honored to partner with Amazon to assemble and distribute 200,000 hygiene kits into Ukraine and to refugees in bordering countries and the U.S.," says Manohar Shenoy, Executive Director, Clean the World Foundation. "A simple bar of soap can make a possibly life-saving difference by someone being able to wash their hands and prevent contracting a hygiene-related illness. The other hygiene essentials provided can help take the burden off those who had to leave everything behind and remind them that they are not forgotten. Amazon has been an incredible partner and their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others is truly inspiring."
“We need sanitary items and hygiene items all the time for people that are refugees in Ukraine living on the street, in camps or even in cellars," said Hope and Charity spokesperson Charles Storer. “Refugees need sanitation and hygiene products and Amazon’s hygiene kits, which are made up of small toiletry-sized shampoos and body washes are perfect for those that are in a transient state.”
Learn more about Amazon's assistance in Ukraine.