Volunteering and Learning: Cheyenne High School Autism Class

Our volunteers are our most important asset. They help us achieve our goals as we work together towards our mission. Among all these valuable volunteers, we would like to take a moment to thank the students of Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The students along with their Autism teacher, Vicki O’Rourke, took advantage of the opportunity to volunteer at Clean the World during the 2016-17 school year and were delighted with this valuable learning experience as a result.

Cheyenne High School is a large school with approximately 2,200 students that offers a range of programs for students and their families, including a Students with Disability program, Noches de Empoderamiento, Father and Father Figure Nights, and more. Cheyenne High School is a data driven school with concerned counselors and dedicated teachers who care about their students’ academic success.

For this past school year, Clean the World worked with the Cheyenne High School Autism class. There are about six to eight students throughout the program and we’re proud to have hosted these amazing students and watch them learn and grow in a work environment. The students were exposed to working alongside a variety of people from different organizations, thereby enhancing their social skills. The Clean the World staff was also an integral part of their learning as we were hands on in helping the students with organizational and mathematical skills.

We saw firsthand, the development and progress made throughout the school year. The students have grown in confidence when performing

“When comparing their skills from the beginning of school to the end of the school year, our students have all shown growth. They were all able to follow directions and complete tasks with minimal supervision,” said Vicki O’Rourke, Cheyenne High School Autism teacher.

Hundreds of volunteers show up every month to keep our mission alive and to help us save lives one bar of soap at a time. Clean the World is lucky to have these students as volunteers. Spending time with this amazing group and being a part of their growth and development brings us more joy than words can describe. Thank you, Cheyenne High School, you rock!

Thank you, Cheyenne High School, you rock!

Clean the World Receives GuideStar Platinum Rating


Allows foundation to provide more in-depth global health impact reporting to supporters

August 1, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Clean the World Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit sector of Clean the World’s social enterprise, earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight Clean the World’s commitment to global health, donors will receive deep insights into Clean the World’s mission-critical, outcome-based reporting.

“Our dedicated team rigorously measures Clean the World’s impact to guarantee global health needs are met around the world,” says Sam Stephens, executive director of Clean the World Foundation. “GuideStar is the gold standard for non-profit transparency and outcome-based reporting. We are truly honored to receive a platinum rating from GuideStar. This accomplishment is critical in our efforts to drive support and awareness for our global mission.”

To reach the Platinum level, Clean the World added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, Clean the World has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and supporters meaningful data to evaluate Clean the World Foundation.

“We are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner,” says Stephens. “By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media.”

To review Clean the World’s Guidestar profile, click here:
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About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. Clean the World operates soap recycling centers in Orlando, Las Vegas and Hong Kong, and leads a “Global Hygiene Revolution” to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 5,000 hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high pre-adolescent death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under the age of five. Since 2009, more than 40 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in over 115 countries. In addition, the Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information: CleanTheWorld.org.

About Clean the World Foundation
Clean the World Foundation is an international development and global health non-profit operating hygiene-focused emergency relief initiatives, education programs, and micro-lending projects targeting vulnerable communities in the United States and around the world. Clean the World Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit sector of Clean the World’s social enterprise responsible for all soap and hygiene kit distribution both domestically and globally. Clean the World Foundation operates global health programs and partnerships around the world. It also engages volunteers, donors, and other outcome-focused organizations around the world to provide hygiene supplies and education curriculums to support its global health programs. Since 2009, Clean the World Foundation has served over 10 million individuals through its soap distribution and hygiene education programs. A copy of the official registration and financial information for Clean the World Foundation may be obtained from the division of consumer services by visiting www.800helpfla.com. More information: cleantheworld.org/foundation

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt non-profit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 7 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 180 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.