Winners Announced in Deb Group’s Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Raise your hand if you enjoy creativity and clean hands! After receiving
more than 3,000 votes from across the nation, Deb
announced the respective elementary, middle and high school
winners of the official Happy
Hands Dispenser Design Contest
today! The dispenser design contest
was part of a larger campaign to educate and promote hand hygiene in

“We’re thrilled to see the excitement around these student designs and
hand hygiene,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Deb
Group. “The artwork on the soap dispensers will serve as a reminder
about the important role clean hands play in keeping everyone at school
healthy. Meanwhile, teachers can continue to utilize our activity books
and posters throughout the school year.”

The 2017 Deb Group Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest winners include:

Elementary School:

  • Delani B., Second Grade, Dieck Elementary, Swartz Creek, MI

Middle School:

  • Laney P., Sixth Grade, Newport Middle School, Newport, OR

High School:

  • Margaret H., Ninth Grade, Alliance High School, Alliance, NE

“This award is such an honor for our students and school, and we’re
ecstatic that the community rallied around Delani to support her
creativity,” said Eureka McCormick, art teacher at Dieck Elementary.
“This was such a fun contest to participate in and it served as the
perfect way to show students that hand washing can be fun.”

The student designs with the most votes in each category will each
receive a $200 gift card. Each winning students’ school will also
receive a $500 donation. The winning designs will be custom printed for
free on up-to 500 manual Deb soap/sanitizer dispensers for use at the
students’ school.

“The Happy Hands Contest allowed our students to engage in the standard
skills they need, like creativity,” said Erin Price, teacher, Newport
Middle School. “This was for a very good cause – as teachers and parents
we know the health of students is important and making them aware of the
importance of hand washing is necessary.”

Students submitted their designs online in the fall and five finalists
in each category were announced in January. Submissions were evaluated
for visual appeal, overall design, creativity and unique design
elements. The public voted for their favorites during the month of

“I’m really excited that Deb Group did this contest!” said Kathy Brock,
teacher, Alliance High School. “It was a great opportunity for all of
the students.”

To view the winning designs or sign up for next year’s Happy Hands
contest, visit
or contact

About Deb Group

Headquartered in the UK and with North American headquarters in
Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides dedicated skin care programs for a
wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and
customer well-being.

In 2014, Deb Group acquired Stoko Professional Skin Care to become the
world’s largest specialist occupational skin care company. The combined
organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with
Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product
lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh,
Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb
InstantFOAM, Stokolan® and KrestoGT.

Deb Group is part of SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and
one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products,
and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. To
learn more, visit


Mulberry Marketing Communications
Christina Alvarez