Cintas donates US$15,000 to local Cincinnati nonprofit, Henry the Hand Foundation, to provide hand hygiene toolkits in Cincinnati schools; funding supports 40 Infection Prevention Tool Kits for participating schools

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CINCINNATI , April 13, 2023 (press release) –

Donation helps promote good hand hygiene across Cincinnati-area schools- 


Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) today announced a donation of $15,000 to local Cincinnati nonprofit, Henry the Hand Foundation. The donation funds 40 Infection Prevention Tool Kits for local Cincinnati schools participating in the Adopt a Class program.


“Each tool kit provides roughly 300 students the tools necessary to help prevent the spread of infection, increase school attendance and provide a healthier learning environment,” said Dr. Will Sawyer, Founder of Henry the Hand Foundation. “I’m grateful that Cintas is dedicated to educating children on the importance of good hand hygiene.”


Each toolkit includes a hand hygiene curriculum, a classroom handwashing chart, an activity book, and additional resources. School systems receiving the hand hygiene toolkits include Catholic Inner-City Schools (CISE), Cincinnati Public Schools, Covington Independent Public Schools, Boone County Schools, Middletown City Schools, Newport Independent Schools, Norwood City Schools and Princeton City Schools.


“We’re excited to provide students in the Adopt a Class program with Henry the Hand Foundation’s Infection Prevention Tool Kits,” said Christiny Betsch, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “It’s important to develop good hand hygiene habits early in life, and we’re proud to help Dr. Will Sawyer promote this important message across local school systems.”


Dr. Sawyer’s hand hygiene behavior modification program, called the “Four Principles of Hand Awareness” focuses on hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and cross contamination awareness. To learn more about Henry the Hand Foundation, visit For more information about Cintas facility services, visit


About Cintas 

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean Program™ — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index. 


About Dr. Will Sawyer/ Henry the Hand Foundation  

Henry the Hand Foundation is a “grass roots” non-profit organization stretching their resources to share Henry’s Hand Awareness message with children and adults across the globe. Henry and Dr. Will are asking you to “give us a hand” to help “spread the word not the germs!” We encourage parents and health professionals to “Adopt a School” (daycare, Head Start program, pre-school or school) in their community to act as ambassadors for Henry’s Infection Prevention Program to allow them to take a leadership role in teaching infection prevention to benefit their health. 

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