You may have recently heard about the #ShareASquare effort between United Way Worldwide (UWW) and Cottonelle.
For reference: United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) | United Way Worldwide (UWW)
We have received numerous calls with questions regarding this effort that we would like to address.
Q: What is this partnership?
A: In March, Cottonelle announced a $1 million dollar commitment to UWW's COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Q: Is United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) participating or benefiting from this effort?
UWBH is not involved in this partnership - this partnership is solely between Cottonelle and UWW.
It also is important to note that the UWW COVID-19 Relief Fund is NOT related to our UNITED We Stand COVID-19 Relief Fund.
100% OF DONATIONS to the UNITED We Stand COVID-19 Relief Fund will benefit non-profit organizations LOCALLY, in the Black Hills.
Donations to UWW's COVID-19 Relief Fund will benefit WORLDWIDE efforts surrounding COVID-19.
Q: What is the #ShareASquare challenge?
Cottonelle encourages consumers to tag instances of toilet paper sharing with the hashtag #ShareASquare. With every post using this hashtag, Cottonelle will donate an addition $1 donation, up to $100,000, to benefit UWW's COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Q: Is United Way of the Black Hills giving out toilet paper?
A: No, UWBH is not giving out toilet paper. If you need toilet paper, we encourage you call 2-1-1 and they may be able to direct you to businesses or local pantries that have toilet paper in stock.
If you would like to learn more, we encourage you to read the press release attached: https://www.unitedway.org/the-latest/press/cottonelle-asks-americans-to-shareasquare-and-commits-1-million-to-united-w?fbclid=IwAR1lBhdyiQx6cXJowFqmY-xDeBHG7UbMFtzPSvwL_4Ku2gpErZ2XFGuej7E