CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Bounty brand has partnered with PTO Today, an organization focused on filling unmet school needs through parent-teaching partnerships to promote clean, creative learning environments nationwide.
The "We Love Our School" week, which kicked off Monday, offers participating schools a Bounty Clean Kit with enough Bounty and Mr. Clean product to clean all of their classrooms. The cleaning program is helping to mobilize volunteers in 1,000 schools and 2,500 classrooms nationwide.
The program is an extension of P&G's Make a Clean Difference campaign, which launched last year, and stemmed from a recent survey released by Bounty, which found that among 1,000 teachers polled, nearly all (94%) believed that students learn better in clean classrooms, and almost half of respondents (51%) said they avoid certain in-class projects or activities because they dread the clean-up.
"The clean learning environments provided through Bounty's 'We Love Our School' Week program are needed now more than ever," said Dave Lee, Procter & Gamble North American Bounty delivery brand manager. "It's surprising to learn that more than half of teachers surveyed acknowledged that the need to clean their classroom interferes with teaching. Through this program, we aim to help provide clean learning environments that allow students to learn uninhibited by messes."