We make product donations to help with disaster-relief efforts around the world and to support schools, food banks and other nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.
During the past year, donations provided support to communities to help them in their recovery from natural disasters. For those experiencing historic flooding in Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas, we donated more than 10 truckloads of product, including nearly 16,000 cases of Clorox® liquid bleach and 2,600 cases of Glad trash bags, all through the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Responder Program. To assist with earthquake recovery efforts in Ecuador, we donated 3,800 cases of Clorox bleach to Cruz Roja and the country’s Ministry of Health, and to support Zika prevention efforts, we donated a truckload, or approximately 1,000 cases, of Clorox® bleach through AmeriCares.
The fair market value of our U.S. donations alone amounted to $8.1 million in fiscal year 2016.