GP PRO Offers No-Cost Replacement Dispensers to Schools Hit by Recent VandalismSeptember 20, 2021
GP PRO announced that it is providing replacement paper towel, toilet tissue, and soap dispensers at no cost to schools that have been impacted by the recent trend of students removing these items from restrooms.
The viral TikTok trend, called devious licks, encourages middle school, high school, and even college students to vandalize school property—most commonly restrooms—and post their results on the social media app.
The thefts of restroom product dispensers, which have been widely shared on social media, come at a time when proper handwashing is a critical component of schools’ efforts to remain open despite the ongoing COVID pandemic.
“Schools across the country have been through so much over the past 18 months and are doing all they can to provide a safe and healthy learning environment now that students and staff are back to in-person learning. This defacing of school property, particularly property that is so important to health and hygiene, is just really the last thing they need to be dealing with,” said Julie Howard, vice president and general manager of GP PRO’s towel, skin care, and air care categories and herself a parent to elementary school-aged children. “We want schools that have been affected by this unfortunate trend to know that we have their backs. We are ready and willing to take care of their dispenser issues so they can remain focused on educating our students during these challenging times.”
Schools interested in receiving no-cost replacement paper towel, toilet tissue, and/or soap dispensers should contact GP PRO now through September 30 at 1-866-435-5647 or online here. Full terms and limitations of the offer are available on the GP PRO website here.
About GP PRO
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products, and related chemicals. The company operates approximately 150 facilities and employs approximately 30,000 people directly and creates nearly 89,000 jobs indirectly. GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific, manufactures and sells well-known brands like ActiveAire®, Angel Soft® Professional Series, Brawny®, Compact®, Dixie®, Dixie Ultra®, enMotion®, and Pacific Blue™. GP PRO products meet restroom, foodservice, and break room needs for office buildings, healthcare, foodservice, high-traffic, lodging, retail, and education facilities, plus a wide range of industrial and manufacturing facilities in North America. For more information, visit www.gppro.com.