Our brand Ariel and the San José Center volunteers are stepping up in Costa Rican communities affected by the emergency of COVID-19 and the Eta storm with clean clothes and laundry detergent.
The Ariel Home Volunteering program started in October with the gathering of clean clothes donated by 79 SJC volunteers. They washed their clothes with Ariel detergent, labeled it and left it at the site.
Ericka Vega Fallas was one of the first volunteers who arrived at the basement of the SJC Site to leave boxes of used clothes.
“I didn’t think twice to participate in the initiative because donating to a worthy cause makes me happy. Also, most used clothes can be recycled and donated. When we throw them away, they have no chance of reaching people who need them the most and it is bad for the environment. Clothing that sits in landfill releases toxic greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the environment when they break down,” said Ericka.
A total of 31 boxes full of clothes and 1,566 units of Ariel detergent are in their way to vulnerable communities in the north side of the country. This will benefit 2,750 people of these rural areas.
The Ariel Home Volunteering was successful thanks to our partner Plura, a foundation that assists people with mental and physical disabilities.
The Ariel Home Program is an example of how we’re stepping up to Lead with Love.