Free Hand Sanitizer

We are providing free 50-80ml bottles of 70% ethanol hand sanitizer to high-need individuals in the Ottawa area.
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Ottawa Good Samaritan gives away free hand sanitizer to honour brother’s legacy

Who do we consider high-need?

If you fall into one of these categories, or are caring for someone that does, we want to help. 

  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cancer patients
  • Restaurant Workers
  • Transplant recipients
  • The Elderly
  • Care workers
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Uber/Taxi Drivers
  • Cleaners
  • Grocery Store workers
  • Retail Staff
  • Essential workers that interact in any way with the elderly or immunocompromised.


Why are we doing this?

Hand Sanitizer helps stop the spread of the virus. Offering it for free means it gets onto more hands that really need it.


Donations Received

  • $200 – Emily Carty
  • $100 – Erin Broome
  • $100 – Heather
  • $50 – Carey Whitney
  • $50 – Drew Conroy
  • $50 – Ahmed Aneizi
  • $25 – Anonymous
  • $25 – Bottle Recipient
  • $5 – Bottle Recipient
  • 127 Bottles – Dale Hammond
  • 88 Bottles – Amanda Greenberg-Smith
  • 8 litres  – Purple Potties Environmental Services
  • 1litre – Melanie Charbonneau
  • 1.27 litres – Will Wells


Want to help?

A lot of people have been asking how they can help.

  • We need more hand sanitizer. It must be at least 60% alcohol, please contact if you have any to spare.
  • We need 80ml spray bottles. – we have acquired 12.5 litres of 80% alcohol (mixed according to WHO guidelines) – it’s not gel based so we need more spray bottles. Dollar tree has been our best bet so far.
  • Cash Donations – send an e-transfer to (auto-deposit is enabled). I’ll match 100% of your donation and put the money towards purchasing more hand sanitizer, bottles & gas (for deliveries).



How it works:

  1. Fill out the form
  2. We decide whether or not you’re high risk, supplies are limited and we’re reserving it for the people that are most vulnerable. (see list above)
  3. We call or text you when we’re on our way. Up to you.
  4. We thoroughly disinfect the bottles immediately before drop off. We use lysol wipes to give it a good deep scrub, and keep it in the wipe until it’s placed at the drop point. The last thing to touch your bottle is nothing but disinfectant.
  5. We will leave it outside your building, in your mailbox, or in front of your front door. This will be communicated when we call or text you.


We will contact you when we are on our way.

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Please include any other information that will be helpful when delivering.

Please note: We can not enter buildings under any circumstance, we can't risk touching anything that we haven't completely disinfected ourselves. We want to be able to keep doing this throughout the entire duration of this pandemic, not touching any surfaces and keeping a distance of at least 10 feet will ensure that we can keep going. Please be ready to come down to obtain your bottle if you live in a multi-unit building. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe!