Colgate donates to Hamblen schools

Colgate-Palmolive of Morristown donated more than 1,200 bottles of SoftSoap antibacterial liquid soap and 30,000 protective masks to Hamblen County Schools. Pictured front row from left: Aron Yellott, Fabiana Santeliz, Debbie Singh. Back row: Anna Goethals, Mitch Przybelski, Peter Duquette, Jim McMahon, Jesse Purkey, Oscar Espinoza, Hamblen County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Perry, Heitor Amat, Gary Polley, Jessica Lenoir, Clay Renyer and Chris Manis.

Colgate-Palmolive of Morristown donated more than 1,200 bottles of SoftSoap antibacterial liquid hand soap and 30,000 protective masks to Hamblen County Schools.

The soap was manufactured at Colgate’s sister manufacturing plant in Greenwood, South Carolina. The masks are part of the quantity purchased for use by Morristown plant personnel.

Colgate-Palmolive has been at 200 Centennial Court in Morristown since the opening of the plant in 2007. The site produces Colgate toothpaste, including Colgate Total, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Sensitive variants and most recently, Hello brand toothpaste.

An expansion, Focus Factory B, was completed in 2016. It produces mouthwash and dentifrice, including paste, liquid toothpaste and gels.

Colgate locations around the world are making donations to support local communities. In addition, the corporation is providing $20 million in health and hygiene products to community-based organizations that are distributing the donated product to those most in need.

The company has also made and donated 25 million bars of SafeHands soap, which is specially packaged with instructions on proper handwashing to amplify the World Health Organization’s #SafeHands message.

The Morristown plant employs more than 250 people.