Announcing New Partnership With Hawaiian Bath & Body

Independent filmmakers and bands make make great art with a limited budget. A lot of amazing Web and mobile apps come from small start-ups. And in the same vein, small-batch soap makers create exceptional products using natural ingredients and sustainable production practices.

We have had the pleasure of meeting many of these manufacturers – and one of our favorites is Hawaiian Bath & Body. The company is located in the sleepy town of Waialua on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. They believe in creating natural skin care products that are gentle on the skin and safe for the  environment.

Owner and general manager Debora Driscoll is a passionate health and environmental advocate who exudes warmth and mindfulness. She has been a Clean the World champion for several years, and contacted us late last year wondering how we could work together. That conversation led to discussions about partnership opportunities.

Now we are excited to announce that Hawaiian Bath & Body is an official Clean the World partner. Their generous donation supports our ongoing mission to prevent millions of hygiene-related deaths each year, reduce the morbidity rate for hygiene-related illnesses, and encourage vigorous childhood development.

Hawaiian Bath & Body first popped up on our radar in 2012 when we were scrambling to send ONE Project hygiene kits to victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast United States. Debora made an online donation to sponsor 250 kits, and included this nice message: “Much mahalo for all you do! You are the only organization I trust when it comes to relief efforts. Peace and aloha – Debora at North Shore Soap Factory.”

We are extremely grateful for those kind words, and the support from Hawaiian Bath & Body. If you visit Oahu, please visit their store and make time for the factory tour.

Aloha and Mahalo.

 

Welcoming Urgo Hotels to the Family

We are pleased to announce that Urgo Hotels is now a Clean the World recycling partner. Urgo is a family-owned and operated management company that strives for success while never straying from its core values of honesty, integrity, strong business acumen, and diligence.

Since 1968, Urgo Hotels and its predecessor companies, Urgo Butts and Donald J. Urgo, Esquire, have been leaders in the hospitality industry, specializing in development, ownership, management, and providing expert asset management services across a wide variety of hotel brands and geographic regions. The company was recognized among the top 100 hotel companies by “Hotel Business Magazine.”

Urgo Hotels and its affiliates presently have ownership interest in and/or operate 31 hotels within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

Spire Hospitality Joins Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program

Clean the World is proud to welcome Spire Hospitality to the Global Hygiene Revolution.

Formerly known as Lane Hospitality, the Deerfield, Illinois-based management company has earned a reputation for exceptional performance across the board.

As experienced owners themselves, the leadership team at Spire offers outstanding third-party management services to hotel owners and investors. Every member of the Spire team is dedicated to providing a world-class experience for guests

The company has an extensive portfolio of more than 20 branded and lifestyle properties stretching from New York to California, and from Minneapolis to Florida.

Picture Yourself Changing Lives

this_could_be_youAre you ready to see just how valuable soap is to people who are at risk for hygiene-related illnesses? Then join Clean the World on one of our upcoming trips and help deliver hygiene products directly into the hands of those who need them most.

Clean the World’s Director of Nonprofit Partnerships, Rosanna Kingston, is a veteran trip coordinator who creates life-changing immersion experiences. They can be a real eye-opener for anyone who isn’t familiar with the daily challenges faced by people who don’t have regular access to basic hygiene supplies.

Anyone 18 or over is welcome to travel with us. Teens between the ages 14 and 17 may join when accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Sorry, but  we can’t accommodate children under 14.

All-inclusive trip fees cover the cost of round trip airfare (unless noted), ground transportation, lodging, meals, and team supplies. For larger groups, we can customize a travel package if you have nine or more people interested in a Clean the World trip.

We currently have openings for the following trips:

  • Guatemala in April
  • Zambia in August
  • Mexico in September

For more information, please contact Rosanna at rkingston@cleantheworld.org.

3 Industry Leaders Join Clean the World Board of Directors

NEWS RELEASE:

Clean the World announced this week that its board of directors appointed three new members. Sheryl Bonilla, Rob Candelino, and Ron Reese bring their public affairs and hygiene industry expertise to help guide the Global Hygiene Revolution.

Bonilla is Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs for UPS. She focuses on health care policy and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), representing the Company’s interests before members of Congress and federal agencies.

Candelino is the Vice President of Marketing/General Manager for Unilever’s US Haircare business. In this capacity, he is responsible for some of America’s favorite beauty brands including TRESemme, Suave, Dove, Dove Men+Care and Nexxus.

Reese is the Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs for Las Vegas Sands Corp. He drives the overall corporate communications platform and directs corporate affairs initiatives that bring awareness to the company’s business and corporate citizenship achievements.

“We feel incredibly fortunate to have Sheryl, Rob and Ron join our board of directors,” said Clean the World founder and executive director Shawn Seipler. “They are highly respected leaders in their industries. Together with our existing board members, they will position us for further growth in 2015 as we continue our impactful mission of preventing millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses.”

With these additions, Clean the World’s board of directors now includes the following members:

  • Shawn Seipler – executive director, Clean the World Foundation
  • Nancy Bock –senior vice president, American Cleaning Institute
  • Sheryl Bonilla – Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs for UPS
  • Robert Candelino – Vice President of Marketing/General Manager for Unilever’s US Haircare business
  • Ron Reese – Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs for Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • Thom Reilly – executive director for the Caesars Foundation
  • Mark Rucker – vice president, lodging, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
  • Laura Schwartz – principal, White House Strategies