Deb Group Launches Happy Hands Contest for K-12 Schools

Ready, set, draw! Deb Group today officially opened its first Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest. The program promotes the importance of proper hand hygiene at school in an artistic and creative manner by enabling students to design their own soap dispenser. Schools can enter the contest online at through November 15, 2016.

The contest will award the winning student in each category – elementary, middle and high school - with 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.

Educating children and young adults about good hand hygiene practices keeps both themselves and others healthy,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Deb North America. “That’s why we’re giving schools the tools to make hand hygiene fun with easy-to-understand awareness materials such as posters and activity books that can be utilized throughout the school year.”

The Happy Hands dispenser design contest is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12. Submissions will be evaluated for visual appeal, overall design, creativity and unique design elements. Schools can get access to free hand hygiene resources by visiting

Representatives from Healthy Schools Campaign will help select 10 finalists in each category. Between January 16 and February 19, 2017, the public will be able to vote for their favorite design among the finalists. The designs receiving the most votes in each category will be announced on March 1, 2017.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Deb Group to promote the Happy Hands contest in order to educate students about the importance of hand hygiene at school beginning at an early age,” said Rochelle Davis, CEO and President, Healthy Schools Campaign. “The contest will also show students that handwashing can be fun.”

For more information regarding the Happy Hands contest, please contact Christina Alvarez at [email protected] or 214-720-5943. 

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.

In 2015, Deb Group was acquired by 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