THE DETROIT HAND SANITIZER PROJECT

4/28 UPDATE: WE'VE DISTRIBUTED OVER 2000 BOTTLES OF FREE HAND SANITIZER & WE JUST ORDERED 1000 MORE BOTTLES!!!

WE'VE ALSO STARTED DISTRIBUTING FREE FABRIC MASKS & SAFETY GUIDELINES AS WELL! WELL OVER 2000 ON THOSE COUNTS AS WELL!!!


WHY
Hand sanitizer has become essential as this Covid-19 pandemic sweeps across the country, and Detroit has been hit especially HARD.
It is now sold out in most physical stores and becoming really hard to find. Buying it online often takes 2+ weeks to receive as well.
Typically, if you are lucky enough to find it, it’s only being sold in larger volumes like by the gallon. At $50 per gallon, it is impractical or inaccessible for many Detroiters

WHO
Health Care Workers. They are at high risk and are playing such an important role.
First Responders. We have a lot of Detroit first responders who have already contracted Covid-19, and sadly we even have a few first responder deaths due to the virus.
Essential Workers. Delivery (USPS, UPS, FedEx) to our grocery store employees, cashiers, public servants.
Folks in need, folks in shelters, folks on the streets, folks with limited means.
Everyone. Everyone needs hand sanitizer!
 

THE PLAN
I’ve found a supplier for 4oz bottles and have already purchased 500 to start!
I am purchasing and accepting donations of large volumes of hand sanitizer, and filling up the 4oz bottles so they can be easily distributed to as many people as possible, as soon as possible!
 

DISTRIBUTION

We are working with several Community Leaders & Organizations within Detroit, to help identify the most urgent needs. 
We are working with several individuals & groups that are regularly distributing PPE, FOOD, & other supplies directly to hospitals and health care workers.
 
COST
Everything is unfairly overpriced right now because bottles and hand sanitizer are so scarce and in demand.
Our 4oz bottles with lids are costing an average of $.90 per bottle.
Hand sanitizer right now costs an average of $50 per gallon. This is enough for 32 bottles.
1 gallon = 128oz; 4oz = $1.56.
So one bottle ($.90) + 4oz of sanitizer ($1.56) = $2.46.
 

GOALS
We would like to be able to distribute AT LEAST 1000 bottles, hence our $2460 goal.
We are committed to spending every dollar raised on bottles and hand sanitizer & would love to exceed our 1000 bottle goal!
We will also accept direct donates of hand sanitizer!
 

Special thanks to Fuel Our Front Lines for getting us started & distributing to our Health Care Workers.

Special thanks to Detroit Bus Company  for making hand sanitizer in Detroit & donating our first gallon!

An extra big thanks to everyone around the world making masks & helping any way they can; especially my team #detroitlovesyou

#thedetroithandsanitizerproject #freehandsanitizer #freehandsanitizerforall #lookforhelpers #detroitstrong #stayhome


Donations ()

  • Karen Jay 
    • $25 
    • 1 d
  • Christopher Hefner  
    • $20 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 17 d
  • Deborah Stroshine  
    • $30 
    • 17 d
  • Denise Kozlo 
    • $50 
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Organizer

Lesley DiPiazza 
Organizer
Detroit, MI
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