The Mob Museum has started to produce hand sanitiser in its moonshine distillery. As well as creating a revenue stream, the museum is also donating it to local non-profits.
Located in Las Vegas, the Mob Museum aims to educate the public on organised crime in America and show how much it has impacted American society.
A working distillery on site
As part of an immersive Prohibition history exhibition, the museum has a working copper pot distillery. This still produces moonshine, but now it has been given another use.
The museum has begun to produce hand sanitiser using its distillery as a result of the overwhelming demand due to COVID-19.
“We’re proud to have been able to adapt our operation to provide a valuable resource to local community non-profit partners, especially during these challenging times,” says Ashley Miller, vice president of marketing, communication and sales, The Mob Museum.
“In addition to community donations, the Museum is excited to announce that we are now selling 1-ounce hand sanitizer bottles, customized bottles with business logos or messages, and commercial, gallon-size containers.”
Donating the hand sanitiser
The Mob Museum’s hand sanitiser is made with 80% denatured alcohol. It is available to buy on its website. The museum has also gone a step further and is donating its hand sanitiser to non-profits in the local area.
One of these organisations is the UNLV School of Medicine. Paul Jonich, manager of media relations at UNLV School of Medicine, said that “we are happy to see The Mob Museum demonstrating some good old fashioned resourcefulness during this pandemic. The hand sanitizer they are making will be a helpful tool in the UNLV School of Medicine’s classrooms and clinics.”
The Mob Museum has also created a program to organise donation requests from the community. And for every ounce of hand sanitiser sold from August 1 to August 31, the museum will donate an ounce to a non-profit.
Anyone who would like to receive a hand sanitiser donation from the museum can complete this form.
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Images: The Mob Museum