Oftentimes, corporate missions stem from a personal experience and journey. When it comes to the CEO of the Samarian Group and H2One Alfred Zaccagnino, his drive is impactful and a necessity, especially in 2021 and beyond.
H2One CEO and co-founder Zaccagnino, says the H2One Hand Sanitizer product was born out of necessity. He comments, “As we all went through this pandemic, I had an early realization that there was going to be an urgent need for safe and quality hand sanitizes; there just wouldn’t be enough to go around. I wanted to form a team highly capable of creating the best product, while also giving back to those most in need.”
Zaccagnino attributes his drive from growing up on welfare, “One of my earliest childhood memories was when walking with my Morn through Coney Island Brooklyn to receive our free five-pound block of government cheese. This would happen once every six months. I’d tell my young self to react better and do a better job of changing my surroundings when scenarios didn’t seem right. To ‘speak up’ when or if you have to. Example: although seven years old, I recognized a couple of people following us to and from the Church. On the way home, we got jumped for our five-pound block of government cheese. I told myself then, told myself at 9-11-2001 when an air traffic controller, and will tell myself today as an investor, ‘Never Forget’.”
He is undoubtedly a dedicated philanthropist aimed at bringing opportunities to struggling communities. Zaccagnino is a proud member of the Global Sustainability Network, a worldwide network of over 500 global change makers working towards eradicating extreme poverty and inequality and helping to stem climate change by 2030.
H2One has created a USP grade, FDA registered, 75% ethyl alcohol premium hand sanitizer formulated with vitamin E and essentials oils. “We’re dedicated to making it easier for you to care for yourself, and to take better care of others,” says Zaccagnino.
In fact, H2One has launched its giving back program by donating to New York’s Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, San Francisco Marin Food Bank, and to almost 400 public schools in the NY Tri-State area. Future donations are planned for healthcare workers and first responders. He has been donating to Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Hanks Yanks for over a decade with his other business ventures.
From day one, the H2One mission has been to help support global health initiatives with donations to communities through non-profits organizations, food banks, churches, synagogues, etc., especially in low-income communities.
The company donates hand sanitizer to +375 schools in the US to keep children and teachers safe, to include: Yankees, NYC Public Schools, San Francisco Marin Food Bank and Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, and more.
Every online purchase of our H2One provides a bottle to one in need. H2One is widening the circle of care with the H2One for One Promise by focusing on making sure frontline workers are safe by donating bottles to organizations in need and working with educational organizations on educating everyone on how to properly sanitize their hands. A portion of their Business Direct sales will be donated to charity through the H2One Clean Hands initiative.
“Putting smiles on the faces of others, especially when someone gets emotional through the thoughts, positive actions and care of giving. I love being able to provide a quality product to someone who is in need. It is like the “give a gift” feeling of the December holiday season, but all year long,” adds Zaccagnino.
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