LYSOL® Launches Nationwide Sweepstakes to Aid Teachers in Purchasing Much Needed School Supplies
PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The average teacher spends nearly $400 each year on classroom and instructional supplies, a majority of which is taken out of their own pockets. Beyond the usual paper, pencils and chalk, more and more teachers are requesting non-traditional supplies for the classroom, including disinfecting wipes. Recognizing the expenses and importance of keeping a well-stocked, healthy classroom, LYSOL(®) announces today, in honor of National Teacher Day, the launch of the Healthy Classroom Sweepstakes, a nationwide campaign to help alleviate the strain on teachers’ wallets while providing disinfecting products that can kill germs in the classroom.
As part of the LYSOL(®) Mission for Health initiative, the sweepstakes is geared exclusively toward teachers in an effort to support good health and hygiene in schools. LYSOL(®) is further elevating the reach of this initiative through the promotional channels of the National Education Association. By helping provide teachers with the means to purchase much-needed school supplies, it is our hope they will encourage students to adopt healthy habits that can help to reduce the spread of germs in school and at home.
Upon entering the sweepstakes, 100 teachers across the U.S. become eligible to win a $500 (USD) gift card toward the purchase of school supplies for the 2012-13 school year. To participate, teachers can visit www.lysol.com/schools for an entry form. Those who submit their own school supply lists with LYSOL(®) Disinfecting Wipes(TM) included in the supply list will receive an additional 10 entries into the sweepstakes.
LYSOL(®) respectfully acknowledges the contributions made by teachers every day to educate their students and instill proper hygiene practices in the classroom. As an extension to the sweepstakes, teachers may access LYSOL(®) Healthy Habits Curriculum lesson plans online, which provide tips for reinforcing healthy habits in the classroom.
For more information, sweepstakes rules, or to enter, visit www.lysol.com/schools. The deadline for entry is September 14, 2012.
About Reckitt Benckiser
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene and home. With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, RB is in the top 25 of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Since 2000 net revenues have doubled and the market cap has quadrupled. Today, it is the global No 1 or No 2 in the majority of its fast-growing categories, driven by an exceptional rate of innovation. It’s health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global powerbrands including Nurofen, Strepsils Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Lysol, Dettol, Clearasil, Veet, Harpic, Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Woolite, Calgon, Airwick, and French’s, and they account for 70% of net revenue.
RB people are at the heart of the company’s success. They have an intense drive for action and a desire to outperform wherever they focus, including in CSR where the company is reducing its carbon footprint by 20% by 2020 and has a global partnership with Save the Children.
The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company employs about 32,000 people worldwide.
For more information visit www.rb.com.
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