Helping neighbors in need

Clean the World gets an abundance of publicity for our outreach efforts around the world, but closer to home there is a need as well. Especially in central Florida, well under the radar, Clean the World has distributed soap to children and families in communities where foreclosure, homelessness and a limping economy have claimed many victims.

“There will always be a demand for soaps, even in so-called good times,” says William Lowry, director of global distribution for Clean the World.

In the past few months Clean the World has stepped-up domestic distribution by donating nearly 17,000 bars of soap and hygiene products to a variety of organizations:

  • Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (1,000 bars)
  • Opportunity House (900 bars)
  • Seafarer’s House (3,000 bars)
  • Open Homes (1,000 bars)
  • Living in Faith Ministries (1,000 bars)
  • Fresh Start Ministries (3,000 bars)
  • Central Care Mission (6,000 bars)
  • Recovery House of Sanford (200 bars)
  • Celebration High School (550 bars)

“Often the needs of people in our own neighborhood get overlooked in favor of larger causes that command more media attention,” Lowry says. “We’re trying to do what we can where we can with the resources we have available. But we can always use more help and donations.”

If you know of a community or organization in need of soaps and hygiene supplies, please contact us at info@cleantheworld.org. If you’d like to make a financial donation to help pay for more domestic distribution to people in need, visit the donation link here.
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Crystal Cruises – Soaps from ships save lives

Did you know cruise lines can be a valuable resource for soaps and bottled amenities? We did.

One of our proud partners, Crystal Cruises, has provided 388 lbs. of soap and 1,203 bottles of shampoos and conditioners for distribution to people in need. That’s enough soap for 414 children for a full month.

“Crystal Cruises is very pleased to partner with Clean the World,” says Bill Boehm, Crystal’s director of safety, environment and training.  “By donating our supplies to those in need, we’re not only
supporting Clean the World’s life-saving mission, but also helping to keep these products out of landfills and preserve the environment.”
Imagine if all the cruise ships full of happy passengers in every port of call around the globe would contribute to Clean the World’s mission to promote proper hygiene. Think of the good that could be accomplished.

How about making it a reality? Contact your local cruise and travel agents and let them know that you appreciate Crystal Cruise lines and its partnership with Clean the World. And if they haven’t heard of Clean the World, please direct them to our website, www.cleantheworld.org, and we’ll take it from there.

Recycling soap. Saving lives. Even on the high seas. Thanks for helping Clean the World.
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Hersha Hospitality Management helps Clean the World

Hersha Hospitality Management, operator of upper-upscale, upscale and mid-scale branded and independent hotels in major metropolitan markets, has partnered with Clean the World to help fight the spread of preventable diseases around the world.

Hersha’s partnership with Clean the World will provide annual gifts of more than one million bars of recycled soap and 500,000 bottles of shampoos, gels and lotions from more than 10,000 guest rooms.
The amenities will be prepared by Clean the World for distribution to children and families worldwide. Hersha becomes the largest hospitality management company to partner with Clean the World since its founding in 2009.
Through this partnership, Hersha plans to annually provide roughly 9,000 children with soap for an entire year and 4,500 children with bottled amenities for a full year. In addition to preventing countless deaths due to poor hygiene, Hersha’s partnership with Clean the World plans to divert approximately 90 tons of waste from landfills annually.
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