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GOJO and SkillsUSA Work Together
to Improve Kansas City Community

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and healthy skin, is hosting a community service event with multiple worksites throughout Kansas City in partnership with the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). An expected 400 volunteers will participate in organized service events on Friday, June 27, 2014.


GOJO logoThis year, volunteers will have several options to lend their talents:

  • Harvester's Food Bank - help pack food at the region's largest food bank
  • Kansas City Parks and Recreation – help clear invasive brush, gardening and landscaping, clear trails, and clean up parks in neighborhoods
  • City Union Mission – help with cleaning and painting
  • Hope and Faith - help with various gardening activities, painting, fixing and organizing donated furniture; organizing clothing in their warehouse and showroom
  • The John Wornall House Museum – help with yard clean-up and gardening

About GOJO
GOJO Industries, Inc. ( is the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, hand washing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing systems, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan and Brazil.
About SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, instructors and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. The nationwide organization serves more than 300,000 high school, college and postsecondary students—and their instructors—in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA has the active support of more than 1,100 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions at the national level. Over 9.6 million people have been members of SkillsUSA since its founding as The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America in 1965. SkillsUSA instructional programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The association emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. To learn more about SkillsUSA, please visit

For More Information:
Thomas W. Holdsworth, Director 
Communications/Government Relations
703-737-0607 • FAX: 703-777-8999

Jane A. DeShong Short, Program Manager
Communications/Government Relations 
703-737-0612 • FAX: 703-777-8999

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