This is straight from the Global Handwashing Day website.... "October 15, 2009 will revolve around schools and children. On Global Handwashing Day, playgrounds, classrooms, community centers, and the public spaces of towns and cities will be awash with activity to drive handwashing behavior change on a scale never seen before, bringing the critical issue to center stage. Global Handwashing Day will be the centerpiece of a week of activities that will mobilize millions of people in more than 70 countries across all five continents to wash their hands with soap." It's a great initiative, you should check out their website!
At Heritage we thought it would be fun to make some posters (for our own restrooms) promoting hand washing. We also handed some posters out to customers along with some mini hand sanitizers as well! The signs said "Share your ideas. Share your lunch. Share your creativity. Share your money. Share your toys. Share your time....BUT DON'T SHARE YOUR GERMS!"
Our delivery drivers absolutely loved handing out little fru-fru bags of hand sanitizers with their deliveries this week! I'm sure they were muttering things like "that dang PR girl has us doing what??"
The little sanitizers say Heritage on them! (Want some with your company logo? Our ASI Team can make that happen!)
Since most kids in Oklahoma are out of school today for Fall Break, that doesn't leave much room for in-school activities focused on Global Handwashing Day. My 1st grader is out of school today so she got to tag along with me at work. She's loved it so far (there's an endless supply of paper and something called booger glue! What kid wouldn't be happy here??)
She asked me what she could do today and I told her she could help me blog! She was very excited. I told her the blog topic was hand washing and she said she should show people how to wash their hands.
Here are her directions (in her own words):
You should use soap to wash your hands.
You should use water whenever you're scrubbing with the soap.
Umm...use a towel to open the door, so you don't get more germs.
Knowing the importance of good handwashing is imperative in this germ-filled world we live in! Remember these words on this Global Handwashing Day..."Share your ideas. Share your lunch. Share your creativity. Share your money. Share your toys. Share your time....BUT DON'T SHARE YOUR GERMS!"