Soap Saves Lives Box:
Packing School Kits, Delivering Hope.

Did you know that 1 in 7 children in the United States are living in poverty? 

In 2021, it is estimated that 12.5 million children are living in poverty. Children living in poverty experience its impacts daily: hunger, illness, insecurity, and instability. Because of this, they are more likely to experience low academic achievement, obesity, behavioral problems, and social and emotional difficulties. This is the unfortunate reality for millions of children experiencing poverty and homelessness every day. 

To serve those in need, Amazon has teamed up with Clean the World to deliver 12,500 school backpacks packed with essential items, including (our favorite), soap! Once assembled, these school kits will be donated to charity organizations across the United States and distributed to children in need.  

By ordering your Soap Saves Lives Box and assembling school kits, you are directly impacting the life of a child and supporting them with the school supplies that will help them be successful. 

Thank you for your support!

Download our Best Practice Guide for how to Set Up Your Build in 5 Easy Steps.

Plan Ahead

Make your event fun and engaging! Here are some tips to make your build a success:

  1. Play music and provide snacks and drinks.
  2. Dress the part – Increase your impact and order “Wash Your Hands, Bro” shirts for the family! Each shirt provides 10 bars of soap to 10 people in need.
  3. Get the little helpers involved – They can color the box, decorate notecards, or write messages to school backpack recipients!
  4. Gather supplies – Check out the list below.  
  5. Charge your phone – This will be an experience you will want to share with your family and friends!

Crayons & Markers


Packing Tape


Gloves (optional)


Mask (optional)

setting up

Everything you will need is located inside of your Soap Saves Lives Box.

  1. Wash your hands. Here’s a song you can sing while washing your hands.
  2. Protect your table with a tablecloth or sheet.
  3. Carefully open your SOAP SAVES LIVES BOX—you will be using it again to pack your completed school kits in!
  4. Next, take out each of the small boxes and line up everything on your table or counter.
  5. At the beginning of the line should be your empty backpacks. The rest is up to you!
  6. Package one of each item in a school backpack and place it into your now-empty, SOAP SAVES LIVES BOX.

While You're Building

  1. Have fun! You are doing something great for a mission bigger than any of us. Be proud of the work you are doing, and let your heart feel good.
  2. Take photos and videos! You are making a huge impact so share it with the world!! Photos and videos will encourage others to ACT. Don’t forget to use hashtag #soapsaveslivesbox.

After your build

Now that your school kits are built and ready to go, it is time to send them to the charity!

When it is time to distribute to your charity, Clean the World will email you a prepaid shipping label.

  • Attach this shipping label to the outside of your SOAP SAVES LIVES BOX. If you do not have a printer, you can request a label at any UPS store or location or ask a UPS representative to bring one to you. Simply provide the tracking number provided by Clean the World to UPS. 
  • Bring your SOAP SAVES LIVES BOX full of assembled school kits to any UPS store or location for delivery or schedule a pickup. There may be a small charge for labels and pickups from your home. Please check ups.com for more details. 

We have partnered with charities across the United States to distribute these school kits to the individuals and families in need. Contact impact@cleantheworld.org for questions.

Celebrate, share, and inspire!

Kindness is contagious and what better way to inspire others to take action then to share on social media?

Use the hashtag: #SoapSavesLivesBox when sharing your experience building school kits or hygiene kits on social media!

Clean the World Store

Want a sustainable way to always remember your event and impact? Visit our store and pick up one of our sustainable products that are on a mission to save lives!

Wash Your Hands, Bro T shirts

How We Are Keeping You Safe

At Clean the World, we take necessary precautions to ensure the items in your SOAP SAVES LIVES BOXES are completely safe.

Clean the World’s personnel building the SOAP SAVES LIVES BOXES have done so wearing protective gear and adhering to Clean the World’s safety guidelines. Rest assured, the only thing arriving at your doorstep is your box and a great time!


If you have any questions, please contact us at impact@cleantheworld.org.
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children in need of critical school supplies!