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Assisting Atlanta

On August 29, 2019, WittKieffer joined the global hygiene revolution. The global executive search firm’s Atlanta office came together to assemble 63 hygiene kits and donated them to Honor the Homeless.

On any given night, there are approximately 3,572 individuals experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, Georgia. Many individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness don’t have the essential items to maintain a daily hygiene routine. The hygiene kits WittKieffer provided to Honor the Homeless have given a sense of dignity to those who are homeless in the Atlanta area.

Thank you!

Thank you so much WittKieffer’s Atlanta Office! Your contribution has made an impact in the homeless community of Atlanta. Every single kit donated has made an impact in the lives of individuals in need.

What's in a standard hygiene kit?

Clean the World’s mission is to provide access to water, sanitation, and hygiene to all affected by poverty, homelessness, and natural crises. Hygiene kits include a bar of soap, a mini 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner bottle, washcloth, razor, travel sized toothpaste, and toothbrush, along with a personalized inspirational notecard.   

How you can get involved!

You too, can provide hygiene amenities to those in your community. 

You can host your very own Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build Event. Hygiene kit builds make for great teambuilding events while giving back to the community, boosting your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  To schedule your building event, visit HYGIENE KIT BUILDS.

You can also volunteer with us! Clean the World has recycling facilities in Orlando, Las Vegas, and Hong Kong. To volunteer at one of our recycling operation centers (ROCs), visit VOLUNTEERS.

Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers Turns Two!

In the United States, there are thousands of individuals without access to water, sanitation, and hygiene, as approximately 48% of the nation’s population is experiencing homelessness. Clean the World recognized this growing issue and, in August of 2017, teamed up with Las Vegas Sands to design a mobile hygiene unit to provide showers and hygiene amenities to those struggling in the Las Vegas community.  The mobile hygiene unit, known as Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers, has the ability to provide approximately 250 showers a week.

Since its launch, the mobile hygiene unit has provided an astonishing 13,665 showers and 11,000 hygiene kits to those in need in Clark County, Nevada. In addition to being stationed throughout the city, the Mobile Hygiene Unit partners with other organizations to provide access to a variety of vital services, including housing programs, clothing, and employment assistance.   

One of our many amazing partners in Las Vegas, Critical Assistance Relief Effort – also known as CARE – had this to say about the Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers:

“The impact this service has provided to the community and our clients is incredibly large.

Our agency does not have any shower’s available on site, and proper hygiene is absolutely necessary for our clients to obtain employment and eventually become self-sufficient to transition from the streets. Previously we had to refer them to other agencies, including shelters, in order to obtain a shower. These showers often happen in a group setting, which can not only be unhygienic, but also strips an already vulnerable population of dignity even further. They also only offer these showers on a limited time basis, which doesn’t always work for all the clients we see.

Every Wednesday of the week that the [Mobile Hygiene Unit has] been on property, there is absolutely an increase in the number of clients accessing the property. Obviously to utilize the [MHU], but also receiving C.A.R.E. services. Many people will come to access the shower, then end up coming in to the building and access the computers, fill out an application for services, etc.

The need for this service is absolutely there and we are so grateful to be able to host this amazing truck and work so closely with truly great people.”

To access the full testimonial from CARE, click here.

Thank you!

Sands Cares Las Vegas has been a valuable partner over the years, and Clean the World would like to give a huge thank you. Thanks to their generosity, thousands of people in need have been able to shower and benefit from the assistance the Mobile Hygiene Unit provides.

How you can get involved!

There are many ways to get involved! 

To lend a helping hand and volunteer at one of our Recycling Operating Centers (ROCs), visit VOLUNTEER. To make a financial contribution so that we can continue our mission, visit DONATE.

American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation Gives Back to Boca Raton

As summer winds down and many parents and children prepare for the upcoming school year, more than 15 million students in the U.S. will walk into their classrooms without much-needed supplies such as pens, pencils and bookbags. Fortunately, organizations such as American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation and Spirit of Giving Network take the initiative to give back to their community and help their local youth.

On January 8, 2019, American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation hosted a Clean the World Hygiene Kit Building Event. With the mission to inspire, protect, and restore dreams, American Family Insurance employees and volunteers came together to build 2,100 hygiene kits and present the them to the Spirit of Giving Network, a collaborative non-profit organization with a focus on children and families. 

The kits were portioned out to two groups in need. While 200 of the kits went to homeless, female veterans, the Spirit of Giving Network provided the remaining 1,900 kits to children of low-income families in Boca Raton on July 27, 2019, along with much-needed school supplies at their Back to School event.

“At our Back to School event, each child was paired with a personal shopper where they were able to pick out a backpack and appropriate school supplies, [received] new shoes, 2 pairs of socks, and the topping on the cake was receiving their [Clean the World Hygiene Kits]. The smiles were [heartwarming].” – Lindy Harvey

Thank you!

Thank you, American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation and all involved, for taking the time to assemble kits for those in need. Because of your selflessness, thousands of children have access to hygiene resources to complement their much-needed school supplies for the year.

How you can get involved!

Does hosting a Hygiene Kit Build sound interesting? Clean the World Hygiene Kit Builds are one-of-a-kind charitable experiences that help boost team morale and are a great way to improve your corporate social responsibility (CSR). 

To get involved and schedule your hygiene kit build today, visit BUILD HYGIENE KITS.

Clean the World celebrates Earth Day

When and where it all began

Earth Day started out in California as an environmental movement full of peaceful rallies, on April 22, 1970. Today, Earth Day is celebrated by millions all around the world by practicing sustainability and making changes to their daily routine. Minor changes like grabbing a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic water bottle, minimizing your waste and supporting organizations dedicated to sustainability, like Clean the World.

Clean the World celebrates Earth Day every day. With hotel contribution, the goal is to eliminate hotel waste from landfills. The hospitality industry generates a great deal of solid waste and Clean the World works around the clock to ensure the diversion of hotel waste from landfills.

  • More than 2 million bars of partially used hotel soap are thrown away every day in the United States.
  • 1 bar of soap equals 180 handwashes

Making a Difference

In 2009, Clean the World developed a program to reduce hotel waste by recycling used hotel soap and bottled amenities. They are put into hygiene kits and distributed to vulnerable communities in over 127 countries including Uganda, Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico and many more.  

Making the mission possible

Today, over 8,000 hotels participate in Clean the World’s recycling program, with housekeepers around the world collecting hygiene amenities from over 1,100,000 hotel rooms daily, and contributing to the diversion of over 20 million pounds of hotel waste from landfills. We would like to thank our hotel partners for implementing green initiatives into their daily operations and choosing Clean the World as their partner in efforts to preserve our planet and making a global impact.

For the past seven years, Sysco Guest Supply has been an amazing partner, making the shipping process of our recycling bins, to and from our distribution centers, more efficient. Thank you for all of your support, you are the soil to our flourishing garden.

We would also like to give a huge thank you to our volunteers. With the help of our Soaper Heroes, we’ve sorted and repurposed over 435,500 pounds of recyclable bottled amenities and soap, distributing over 905,600 bars of soap, globally.  

Clean the World: by the numbers

  • Over 1.8 million pounds of plastic recycled
  • Over 5 million hygiene kits distributed
  • Over 49 million bars of soap distributed globally

How you can get involved!

There are many ways to get involved with Clean the World. For starters, as a hotel, you can join Clean the World’s Recycling Program, making a difference all around the world. You can also host a Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build, building events are a great way to make an impact in your community and practice Corporate Social Responsibility. Lastly, you can lend a helping hand by volunteering at one of our Recycling Operation Centers (ROCs). To sign up visit Clean the World Volunteers

Las Vegas Greek Life Provides Hygiene to Homeless Community

Las Vegas, the City of Lights, is known for the it’s glitz and glam. Unfortunately, there are hardships in this entertainment capital that the media doesn’t mention. 

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Las Vegas comes in at No. 8 on the list of cities with the largest homeless populations. Among these cities, Las Vegas has the smallest land area, making it the most densely populated homeless communities in America.

Many organizations have joined forces to tackle this epidemic including The University of Nevada – Las Vegas. The Fraternities and Sororities of UNLV hosted a Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build to support the local community and provide necessary hygiene supplies. 

On April 15, 2019, UNLV’s Greek Life and a myriad of other volunteers came together, assembling and donating 300 hygiene kits. These kits were distributed to a local organization whose main focus is aiding homeless men, women and children in Las Vegas: The Las Vegas Rescue Mission. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is not only a shelter; it also provides meals and resident-recovery programs to help men and women struggling with addiction, eager to make a change. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission distributed the 300 hygiene its to those in need in the community with the help of students from Bishop Gorman High School.

Thank you!

From the bottom of our soap bins, we would like to thank UNLV’s Greek Life for their support and contribution. It is thanks to the kindheartedness of organizations and individuals like these that our mission is possible. 

What's in a standard hygiene kit?

A Clean the World Hygiene Kit is an all-in-one kit filled with basic needs to maintain a hygiene routine. The kits include a 2-in-1 travel-sized shampoo and conditioner bottle, lotion, washcloth, toothpaste, toothbrush, a bar of soap, and more, along with an inspirational card.

How you can get involved!

Clean the World Hygiene Builds are a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event. Designed to boost team-building, the event allows you and your team to give back to your community and donate hygiene kits to a charity in need. For more information and to schedule your own customized event, visit CLEAN THE WORLD EVENTS

Rollins College Serves Orlando

Did you know that as of January 2018, Florida has an estimated 31,030 people experiencing homelessness on any given day? That is a lot of people battling poverty – all without access to basic hygiene necessities.  

To the average person, soap is one of those items that is automatically added to the grocery list. But, to many in the homeless community, a bar of soap is a rare luxury. Homelessness is an ongoing epidemic not only here in the United States, but all around the world. Fortunately, Clean the World and countless charitable partners work around the clock to provide hygiene resources to all people affected by poverty and homelessness.

On April 1, 2019, Rollins College and its’ volunteers partnered with SALT Outreach and Clean the World to tackle the issue of homelessness by assembling a hefty 400 Hygiene Kits for those in need in Orlando. 

SALT Outreach has a comprehensive approach to addressing homelessness in Orlando. Their outreach center offers showers with the help of their mobile shower units and provides new wardrobes through clothing trailers. In addition to these programs, SALT also provides many other services such as free haircuts, job training, and meal distribution.  

“One homeless friend came to us and said he had a job interview, and he hadn’t been able to shower in close to a week. We provided the hygiene kit, gave him the other supplies, and he was able to take a shower. He then received clothes to be ready for the interview. Another homeless friend came to us that same day just to say hi. He said that it was because of the work we’re able to do that he now has a job. The hygiene kits help make this a reality.” 

– Eric Camarillo, President, SALT Outreach 

What's in a standard hygiene kit?

Clean the World’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable populations around the world by providing access to clean water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene. Hygiene kits include a mini 2in1 shampoo and conditioner bottle, washcloth, toothbrush and travel sized toothpaste, a bar of soap, and more, along with a personalized inspirational notecard.

How you can get involved!

You too, can provide hygiene amenities to those in your community. 

You can host your very own Clean the World Hygiene Build. Hygiene Builds make for great teambuilding events while giving back to the community, boosting your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  For more information and to create your custom event, visit EVENTS AND HYGIENE BUILDS. 

Clean the World has recycling facilities in Orlando, Las Vegas, and Hong Kong. To volunteer at one of our recycling operation centers (ROCs), visit CLEAN THE WORLD VOLUNTEERING. 

Duke Energy helps Charlotte

This past December, Duke Energy practices corporate social responsibility by partnering with Clean the World and assembling 400 hygiene kits that were donated to the Harvest Center of Charlotte. According to a new report on housing and homelessness, “More people are homeless in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County this year, and those in homeless shelters and transitional home are staying longer.”

The Harvest Center of Charlotte works within the homeless community by providing food, clothing, shelter, bus passes, health care and much more.

“We have several neighbors who are “regulars” to us and often ask for hygiene kits to shave, clean up and brush teeth. Jerry is a military veteran who has a hard time walking around and these kits have been a great assistance to him. He was fascinated in the way that the soap is recycled and able to be reused.”

– Matthew S. Daniels, Director of Core Services & Volunteerism, Harvest Center of Charlotte

How you can get involved!

Corporate Social Responsibility is becoming a main focus for many companies, ensuring that they are conducting business in a way that is ethical. Hosting a hygiene kit building event with Clean the World is a unique way of making an impact in your local community that also strengthens team morale! To schedule a hygiene kit build, visit Clean the World.

Hello! California teams up with the Alpha Project to service San Diego

Lending a helping hand to San Diego's Homeless Community

This past November, Hello! Californiaa destination management company that provides outstanding guest services all around the nation, hosted a Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build, assembling a total of 200 hygiene kits! These kits were donated to the Alpha Project, a San Diego-based organization that services the local homeless. “The mission of the Alpha Project is to empower individuals, families, and communities by providing work, recovery and support services to people who are motivated to change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.


One man told us that he hadn’t taken a shower in 6 months. When we told him where he could take a shower and gave him a hygiene kit he was so happy.”

– Quanlo McSwain, Alpha Project Outreach Supervisor

How you can get involved!

Hosting a Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build is a unique experience that provides your team members with the resources to not only strengthen bonds, but to give back to the community as well. To schedule your very own hygiene kit build, visit Clean the World.

Hygiene Kits Provide Dignity to St. Petersburg

Homelessness is a growing epidemic all around the nation from cities like Las Vegas to St. Petersburg and many fellow residents are taking the initiative to make a difference in their community. “One of America’s greatest cities, St. Petersburg is an attractive destination for many, including homeless individuals. As a compassionate community, our city strives to serve the needs of our homeless neighbors while balancing the rights of all residents to have a safe, clean and attractive community for all to enjoy.”

On January 16, 2019, Pharma Services Group from Thermo Fisher Scientific hosted a hygiene kit build assembling 1,100 kits, via a give back team building activity through Wildly Different, a company whose mission is to provide outstanding team building experiences.

Pharma Services Group graciously donated the entire 1,100 hygiene kits to St. Petersburg Free Clinic, whose patients reside in unruly living conditions. St. Petersburg Free Clinic provides a number of benefits and services including shelter, food, to health and dental care.

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“We have a transient client that was absolutely enthralled to receive the hygiene kit. It had been a considerable amount of time since they have had both a tooth brush and a razor. The hygiene kit was sincerely a blessing for this client.”

– Shaina Bent, Director of Food Programs

What's in a standard hygiene kit?

Clean the World Hygiene Kits contain essential items to help maintain daily hygiene. These kits include items such as a bar of recycled soap, repurposed bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion, a washcloth, a toothbrush, toothpaste along with a razor.

How you can get involved!

Hosting a Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build is a unique experience that provides your team members with the resources to not only strengthen bonds, but to give back to the community as well.

To schedule your very own hygiene kit build, visit Clean the World.




 

LexisNexis gives back in Nashville

Giving back to the Nashville Community

On January 30, 2019, LexisNexis, a company who’s been an outstanding partner with Clean the World for over two years now, hosted a hygiene kit build in Nashville, Tennessee at the Grand Opryland Hotel assembling 8,000 hygiene kits! These kits were distributed to four local charities in Nashville.

The Recipients

Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee received 6,350 hygiene kits, allowing them to stock the shelves of their pantry with hygiene necessities for the many individuals that utilize their services every week.

Shower the Peopleanother recipient charity selected by LexisNexis, received 1,000 Clean the World Hygiene Kits. Shower The People’s primary purpose is to show love by providing mobile shower facilities to homeless individuals in the community.

The Little Pantry That Could accepted 400 kits and distributed them through their Food Pantry, which is open every Saturday.

“One friend who is living outside expressed how happy he was to receive a kit with everything he needed in a convenient package.”

Stacy Downey, Executive Director of The Little Pantry That Could

The remaining 250 hygiene kits from the LexisNexis event were distributed to benefit NeedLink Nashville. NeedLink provides emergency financial assistance and has helped area residents in need for more than a century.

How you can get involved!

Hygiene kit builds are an amazing team building activity that not only gives back to your local community, but boost team morale as well! To schedule your Clean the World Hygiene Kit Building Event, visit Clean the World. 

 

Hygiene Help in New York’s Community

On October 22nd, Pro Unlimited hosted a hygiene kit build in Woodbury, New York. During the build, participants helped assemble 100 Clean the World Hygiene Kits! These kits were presented to Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. The individuals who received the hygiene kits were experiencing “Street Homelessness,” living in tents or even in the woods without shelter. Hygiene kits contain essential resources to aid in maintaining hygiene health.

Some of these recipients did not have access to these amenities in months, even years. One recipient, for example, has been experiencing “Street Homelessness” for over 20 years. In result, the hygiene kits made an impact not only on those who received the kits but to those distributing as well.

What's in a standard hygiene kit?

Clean the World hygiene kits include the following items: 1 bar of recycled soap, re-purposed bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion, a razor as well as toothpaste and a toothbrush, to maintain dental hygiene.

How you can get involved!

Team building exercises help bring a strong work relationship, and hygiene kit builds are a great way to boost team morale! To host your very own Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build, visit cleantheworld.org.

 

LTC Celebrates its 25th Anniversary by Giving Back

On September 10, 2018, the Learning Training Center hosted a Clean the World Hygiene Building, assembling 600 hygiene kits in celebration of their 25th Anniversary. The kits were donated to Wheeler Mission, a local organization dedicated to providing critical goods and services to the homeless community in Indiana.   

Many women and children in the Wheeler Mission shelter also participate in a program that provides tools and resources to help reestablish their self-esteem and guide them towards self-sustainability, making for a successful transition. Clean the World’s Hygiene Kits are a tremendous benefit, helping to maintain a healthy hygiene routine while gaining independence. 

Tony's new beginning...

Steve Germani, Grant Manager at the Wheeler Mission, shared Tony’s story: 

“A man by the name of Tony has been chronically homeless for 7 years. The guest tracking software used by Wheeler Mission indicates that Tony typically visits the men’s emergency shelter once or twice each year – preferring to remain on the streets.  

When Tony visits the men’s shelter, he is always very unclean; hair that had not been washed in months, clothes that had not been changed or cleaned in months, and grime and dirt that discolors the true color of his skin. When asked to shower he refuses – often becoming angry at the staff who encourage him to clean himself.  

As chance would have it, Tony sought shelter at the Shelter for Men the evening the kits were distributed. Not only did he willingly [accept] the hygiene kit he also used [the hygiene amenities inside]. Most importantly, Tony has returned to the shelter more frequently in recent weeks than ever before and is now willingly investing in his own personal hygiene. This would not have been thought possible a year ago.” 

Thank you!

There are many individuals with stories similar to Tony’s. Hygiene plays an important factor in the everyone’s daily life and many don’t have the means to supply their own toiletries.   

We are so grateful that the Learning Training Center celebrated their anniversary by assembling kits to support individuals like Tony. 

What's in a standard hygiene kit?

Clean the World Hygiene Builds are creative events that allow you and your company to make a difference not only in your local community, but all around the world! Hygiene kits provide everyday hygiene amenities to many people without the means to obtain these toiletries. The standard kit includes a 100% recycled 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner bottle, toothpaste, toothbrush, a washcloth, a bar of soap, and an inspirational notecard. 

How you can get involved!

The Learning Training Center has assisted many lives by providing hygiene kits to the Indiana community. You can give back to your community too, by supplying hygiene resources. For more information on hygiene in America and to schedule your very own building event, please visit Clean the World Building Events. 

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