Scotch-Brite Clean Up Project goes to UP PGH Cancer Institute

As part of Scotch-Brite’s Cleanup Project Campaign, which was launched in West Rembo Makati Public School, the brand’s next target was the Cancer Institute of  UP-PGH.  A group of volunteers from the company, agency, and media went to Manila last September 7 to sanitize this government hospital’s facilities.  The activity  was part of the brand’s advocacy to help clean the various communities it serves.  The project also helped bring awareness to the plight of this financially-strapped institution where the poor get their badly needed doctor services for free.

Volunteer employees of 3M Philippines, along with the Cancer Institute’s staff, used Scotch-Brite  cleaning tools to make the cancer facility cleaner and brighter in time for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The areas to be cleaned included the clinic, wards, and the rest of the Cancer Institute building.  It was perfect timing as the event coincided  with the Cancer Institute’s quarterly general cleaning schedule.

During this time, the Cancer Institute was closed to all patients during the cleanup to avoid inconvenience and ensure thorough implementation of the project. Part of this project is a donation of brand new Scotch-Brite™ cleaning tools courtesy of 3M Philippines to help the cancer facility sustain its maintenance and cleanliness policies and practices. The donated cleaning tools included outdoor gloves, furniture cloth, mops, mop wringer bucket, among many others.

“We at 3M are committed to help provide people with cleaner, brighter environments. We believe that the best way to achieve this is to give them efficient and high-quality cleaning tools that our Scotch-Brite™ brand is known for. Helping the staff of the UP-PGH Cancer Institute implement their regular general cleaning is a great opportunity for us and our employees to see this commitment through,” said Fria Racoma, 3M Philippines Brand Manager for Home Care Division.

The Scotch-Brite brand’s The Clean-up Project aims to brighten select areas in communities by implementing clean-up activities using Scotch-Brite™ cleaning tools. The Scotch-Brite™ brand of cleaning tools is recognized for its effective sponges, scouring and cleaning pads. It also has cleaning tools that are effective for floor care, a range of cloth wipes for cleaning different kinds of surfaces, and gloves for hand protection.

The Clean-up Project initially helped West Rembo Elementary School, and is intended to help more institutions in the coming year. “We hope to encourage other organizations to help us in bringing The Clean Up Project forward so we can help turn more communities all over the country become cleaner and brighter in years to come,“  said  Racoma.

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