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Monarch Brands is donating one washcloth for every washcloth purchased. The Clothes will be part of 100,000 International Aid hygiene kits that will be distributed to families in need in the western U.S. that reside on Native American reservations, according to an article on the Monarch website.

The kits are being distributed to address poor health created by poverty. Hygiene kits are also one of the most requested items from International Aid's partners in the field. Being able to get and keep clean in the aftermath of disasters. The personal care items in the kits can last a family up to a month.

In 2018, more than 65,000 hygiene kits have been packed and distributed.

This isn’t the first time that members of the cleaning industry have stepped up to help those in need. In 2017, those attending ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Las Vegas contributed to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Proceeds from the ISSA Golf Tournament were donated to the American Red Cross.
Also in 2017, the Deb Group, an SC Johnson company, donated more than $200,000 worth of skin care product to the American Red Cross for Harvey victims and relief workers.

The products donated by Deb Group include: heavy-duty hand cleansing wipes, alcohol sanitizer, hand and body lotion, heavy-duty hand cleaner and skin care creams.

In 2013, member companies attending the American Cleaning Institute’s annual convention helped the non-profit group, Clean the World, assemble more than 2,200 hygiene kits that were donated to families in need in Seminole County, Fla.