Parents and caregivers of NICU babies are facing escalating mental health challenges due to virus infection fears, additional financial concerns, limitations on when they can visit their baby in the NICU, and being socially isolated from their support system of family and friends.
One in three U.S. families couldn’t afford to buy enough diapers for their children before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, more parents than ever are seeking support from diaper banks around the country.
To help families who are struggling, Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies® brand is donating 5 million diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and $1 million to the United Way Worldwide COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund for programs in the U.S. Huggies has contributed 250 million diapers to NDBN since 2011.
Initiative will support neonatal health in 7 provinces across north and central Vietnam
HA NOI, Vietnam, December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF today announced the extension of Huggies® ‘No Baby Unhugged’ program to Vietnam. The partnership will invest $1 million over the next three years to improve neonatal health outcomes in the rural mountainous and central highland provinces of north and central Vietnam and reduce infant mortality.
Kimberly-Clark switched on one of Singapore’s largest solar energy installations at its manufacturing facility in Tuas, which produces Huggies diapers and Huggies baby wipes. The 7,730 photovoltaic panels mounted on its roof will generate 3.5 Gigawatt hours of clean energy, enough to power up a thousand 3-bedroom HDB flats for a year.
Kimberly-Clark’s social impact programs aim to extend our brand leadership beyond functional and emotional benefits to deliver social benefits by tackling critical challenges facing the communities in which we live and work. By investing in innovative social programs, we’re helping give people access to basic essentials that will improve their lives.
Huggies, one of the leading diaper brands in hospitals, has launched a social impact program in Asia designed for the smallest babies.
Huggies Helps More Babies in Need and Provides 2016 Recap of Making a Difference in Diaper Need
DALLAS, Dec. 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Huggies announced that it's giving hugs for the holidays to help babies in need this giving season and beyond. In early 2017, Huggies will become the first global diaper brand to offer a program that will enable diaper banks to purchase bulk quantities of high-quality Huggies diapers at competitive prices. Additionally, now through the end of the year, Huggies is matching all Rewards Point diaper donations made to help babies in need.
New program gives hugs in hospitals, specially-designed products for the tiniest of babies and diapers and wipes donations
DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Parents have been instinctively hugging their babies since the beginning of time, but research shows that this natural act can do more than calm a cry or soothe some stress. Hugs can help keep a baby’s heart beating at a normal rate, improve sleep and support healthy weight gain, according to a recent Huggies study titled “The Power of Human Touch for Babies.”
5.3 million children in the U.S. at risk for severe rash and infection from diaper need
Washington, DC, September 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ – What would you do if you couldn’t afford enough diapers for your baby? One in three families in the United States is affected by diaper need, or not having enough diapers to keep their babies clean, dry and healthy. This growing problem puts more than 5.3 million children living in low-income families at risk for serious rash or infection when families dry and reuse diapers.
25 years of brand leadership and investment in long-term community partnerships and innovation in the New Zealand market.
September 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Kimberly-Clark New Zealand (KCNZ) recently celebrated 25 years of brand leadership and investment in long-term community partnerships and innovation in the New Zealand market.
Since opening its doors in 1991, KCNZ has quickly cemented a reputation for its market leading and personal care brands. The organization has helped make a difference in the lives of many New Zealanders, from introducing new and innovative products which have quickly become favorites amongst Kiwis, through to significant partnerships and programs.