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Shay Mitchell Partners With Safeguard’s $10 Million Initiative To Promote Handwashing

Actress, producer, entrepreneur and influencer, Shay Mitchell, is partnering with SafeGuard’s $10 million initiative to promote handwashing habits, education and product donations. The Procter & Gamble brand, Safeguard, announced a hygiene education and product donation initiative to help reach the estimated 48 million kids under the age of 12 that are reentering playgrounds, parks, recreational facilities and schools in the U.S. this month. Safeguard will donate $10 million to promote handwashing habits among kids and provide more underserved communities and families with free hygiene products through organizations including Save the Children, Americares, and Feeding America.

Partnering with Safeguard to spread awareness about the initiative along with handwashing habits was a no brainer for Mitchell. “It is so important now more than ever to instill healthy handwashing habits into our children’s routines. The truth is many children and even adults do not know how to properly wash their hands. Since the pandemic began, I have had conversations with adults on the correct way to wash your hands and many didn’t realize it is recommended to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. So if adults don’t know how to properly wash their hands, how will children know? A big part of the initiative is to teach children through some of my favorite organization like Save The Children on hygiene education. That being said when I was approached to partner with Safeguard to help spread the message it was a no brainer for me,” explained Mitchell. As a new mom Mitchell sings the “Happy Birthday” song twice (an approximate 20 seconds) while teaching her eight month old daughter proper handwashing techniques, “Even though my daughter is not even a year old, I think it’s so important to instill these handwashing habits with children from a very young age to ensure that they practice and understand hygiene health as they get older.”

A national survey among 1,000 parents conducted by Safeguard revealed nearly seven in 10 parents (68%) are concerned about their children exposing others in the household to COVID-19 because of poor hand hygiene, while half (50%) of parents are so worried about their children’s hygiene and health that they don’t plan to take their kids to parks or recreation facilities after they reopen. “We are facing one of the biggest health crises of our lifetime, and unacceptable disparities for children across America are compounded during this pandemic – making access to basic essentials including hygiene and health items out of reach for far too many children,” said Mark Shriver, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs & Advocacy at Save the Children. “We are proud to partner with Safeguard to draw attention to these inequities and catapult change through increased access to education and essential health and hygiene products.”

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June 29th, 2020
Vicki

Parenting Pro: Shay Mitchell Is Teaching Her Daughter To ‘Love Without Judgement’

The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star gave birth to her daughter Atlas eight months ago, and has said she’s already started to teach the tot – whom she has with her partner Matte Babel – about activism and fighting for “change”.

She said: “We’re reading books, one of her nighttime books is ‘A Is for Activist’. We’re starting her right now because I think it’s so important to educate them at a young age so they know that truly no matter what you look like, you deserve to love and be loved without judgment, be all and end all and that’s it.

“Especially coming from a mixed family herself. I hope it’s in our generation and I really pray that it’s in hers as well that there will be a huge change and I slowly see it right now.”

Shay is also getting a head start on teaching Atlas the importance of washing her hands, especially amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

She added: “We have started already. It’s part of her nighttime routine. She’s touching everything, putting everything in her mouth, so you want to start them as early as possible. It’s part of the time she goes to bed, we’re like, ‘It’s time to wash your hands.’ I sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice over. I may or may not do a little dance, it’s a whole routine, but she’s certainly laughing the whole time, and it’s definitely something she’ll look back on, hopefully with fond memories.”

And because Atlas loves to copy her mother, the 31-year-old actress is doing what she can to set a good example.

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June 23rd, 2020
Vicki

Shay Mitchell Explains Why Getting Engaged To Matte Babel Isn’t On Her Mind Right Now (Exclusive)

Shay Mitchell is in no rush to become Mrs. Matte Babel.

The Pretty Little Liars star just gave birth to her and Babel’s daughter, Atlas, seven months ago, and now she’s enjoying this time with her family while quarantining amid the coronavirus pandemic. As for taking her relationship with the 39-year-old TV personality to the next level, Mitchell tells ET’s Katie Krause that getting engaged isn’t something she’s thinking about.

“A lot of people ask, it’s never been something I really cared for,” she says of marriage. “And I love weddings, love weddings. I can watch them all day long. I love attending, I love being a part of my friends’ [weddings], anybody’s to be quite honest. It’s just not something I care for for myself and it’s something that Matte and I have spoken about.”

Mitchell says Babel has made sure she doesn’t want a proposal from him. “He’s been like, ‘You sure?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, we work so well right now.’ It’s great and this dynamic just works for us.”

She adds, “It may not always be the correct way but it works. That’s how I sort of have to go, you know, that’s how I do it.”

While Mitchell isn’t thinking about walking down the aisle just yet, the 33-year-old actress tells ET that she’s loved watching Babel, 39, as a father.

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June 18th, 2020
Vicki

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