Coronavirus giving notes: Procter & Gamble, WSFS


The Dover-based Dover Wipes Division of Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently donated approximately $11,000 worth of non-surgical face masks, hand sanitizer, diapers and paper products to United Way of Delaware (UWDE) for distribution throughout the community.

The products went to agency partners, First State Community Action Agency, West End Neighborhood House and the Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI). Items donated include:

  • 48 cases of 12-roll toilet paper packs
  • 104 cases of paper towels
  • 110 cases of diapers
  • 100 cases of wipes
  • 500 non-surgical masks
  • 55 gallons of hand sanitizer

United Way President Michelle A. Taylor said, “If you’re a single mom who’s lost her job in this crisis, or an elderly resident who can’t get out to the store, a pack of baby wipes or a few rolls of toilet paper can make everyday life in this crisis a little easier. Our friends at Procter & Gamble have worked alongside United Way of Delaware for years, and now once again the P&G team is stepping up, pitching in and showing how Delawareans come together in difficult times. We can’t thank P&G enough for its generosity.”

WSFS announces $100,000 pledge

WSFS Bankannounced a$100,000pledge from theWSFS Community Foundationto further assist local organizations with COVID-19 relief efforts. The Foundation recently contributed $200,000 to eight organizations that are also engaged in the fight against the virus.

As the pandemic continues to impact the region, so does the need for relief assistance. The grants will be distributed to the following organizations in the Delaware Valley.

  • $10,000: Food Bank of Delaware (Delaware)
  • $10,000: Delaware Restaurant Education Foundation (Delaware)
  • $10,000: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (New Castle County, DE)
  • $10,000: La Red Health Center (Sussex County, DE)
  • $10,000: Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia – Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • $10,000: Esperanza Health Center (Philadelphia, PA)
  • $10,000: Chosen 300 Ministries (Philadelphia, PA)
  • $5,000: Bucks County Housing Group (Bucks County, PA)
  • $5,000: Bucks County Opportunity Council (Bucks County, PA)
  • $5,000: Cherry Hill Food Pantry (Camden County, NJ)
  • $5,000: Joseph’s House of Camden (Camden County, NJ)
  • $5,000: Lutheran Ministries of New Jersey (New Jersey)
  • $5,000: Project Hope New Jersey (Camden County, NJ)

“There is always a silver lining in times of crisis and WSFS continues to commit resources to those directly in our communities that need the most help,” said Carrie Leishman, executive director of the Delaware Restaurant Education Foundation. “This contribution offers critical support for displaced hospitality workers dependent on their paychecks to support their families. One in 10 Delawareans work in the restaurant and foodservice industries and WSFS’ contributions will reach every neighborhood in Delaware.”

In addition, WSFS Bank recently made a $3 million contribution to the WSFS Community Foundation to fund future contributions throughout its footprint.

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