Bring Your Appetite to Super “Bowl”ing Party

What are you planning to serve at your Super Bowl party?

Maybe you will pick up a platter of wings and open up a few bags of chips. You could go all out and make the same seven-layer dip you’ve made for the past 10 years.
That’s not bad – but it’s nothing like what’s on the menu for the Clean the World Super “Bowl”ing Part at Splitsville. Check out what our friends at Splitsville have lined up for us this Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers.

Appetizers

  • Cheeseburger Sliders with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles and house made slider sauce
  • Turkey Clubette Sliders with fresh shaved turkey, American cheese, bacon, shredded lettuce and secret sauce
  • Pulled Pork Sliders with Carolina Coleslaw and tangy BBQ sauce
  • Assorted Sushi Rolls

Buffet

  • Parmesan Chicken Tenders lightly fried in a Parmesan breading and served with a side of Ranch dressing.
  • Jumbo House Salad
  • Nachos Station where you can create your own nachos with crispy chips and your choice of cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapeños and lettuce
  • Cheese Pizza
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza 
  • Meat Lovers Pizza with Italian sausage, pepperoni and seasoned ground beef
It’s not too late to move the party from your family room to Splitsville. You get three hours of food and open bar – and we take care of the clean-up. Visit our event page to get more info and buy tickets now.
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Travel to Honduras with Clean the World

Clean the World is planning a four-day soap distribution trip to Honduras in February – which isn’t all that unusual. What is unusual is that for the first time we are opening up the team to include people other than our typical group of employees and partners. That means anyone who is an interested supporter or friend can join us for this potentially life-changing experience Feb. 25-28, 2013.
 
We plan to distribute soap to about 1,000 children in Honduran orphanages, soup kitchens, schools and villages. At least six volunteers are needed to conduct the excursion, which will likely shed new light on the plight of people struggling to overcome hygiene challenges in villages far from our own backyards. Team members will meet with children at a Honduran orphanage in the area around Comayagua, and visit local schools where children often go days or weeks without even seeing a bar of soap. This is an opportunity to experience how Hondurans live, and to see the challenges they face on a daily basis with regard to hygiene and dealing with inadequate sanitation.
  
Want to join us? Please contact Rosanna Kingston at rkingston@cleantheworld.org by Dec. 10 for information about the cost of the trip and to reserve your place. Space is limited and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help save lives with soap.
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Party VIP Style and Support Sandy Relief

People in the Orlando area can help victims of Superstorm Sandy while enjoying a night on the town tomorrow night, Thursday, Nov. 15.

The Lounge is coming to International Plaza on Lake Eola in downtown Orlando Thursday night, and transforming the area around the lake into a cosmopolitan nightclub. Event producer Paul Lovett promises an unforgettable night of live music, upscale fashion and cocktails. For every ticket sold, 10 Clean the World Hygiene Kits will be sent to storm-ravaged residents in the Northeast.

The Lounge plans to bring an alternative to the normal night out where attendees will enjoy the comfort of chic furniture placed around the plaza, groove on music from DJ BMF & The Phat and Jazzy Players, and take in a 007 themed fashion show presented by Fused Fashion. The Lounge offers an assortment of cocktails and fresh hors d’oeuvres for guests.

This is a fantastic way to support a great cause and have a great evening of fun and entertainment at the same time. Visit The Lounge website for more information.

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Day Two in Honduras

On Wed, Oct. 10,  we set out for our second day of soap distribution in Honduras. This was a continuation of our joint operation with the U.S. military, particularly the men and women at Soto Cano Air Force Base.

We visited schools, homes and a medical clinic where the U.S. military, Honduran military and local doctors cooperate to provide medical attention, preventative check-ups, vitamins and pre-natal care to residents. On Wednesday, 500 people received medical care – and left with soap from Clean the World.

Visiting students in a classroom.

Clean the World’s Rosanna Kingston teaching students about hand washing.

Students with their soap after a hand washing lesson.

Residents wait to enter the medical clinic.

Women outside their homes with soap and body wash.

Team Honduras!
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Honduras Soap Distribution: Day One

Tuesday was Day One of our joint humanitarian effort in Honduras with the U.S. military. With the help of service men and women from Soto Cano Air Force Base, Clean the World distributed 3,000 bars of recycled soap to 900 children, including many orphans.

In addition to handing out recycled soap and Clearly Natural bars, the group provided hygiene education and taught the children a song about hand washing.

Representatives from Caesars Entertainment, Clearly Natural and NCGA Co-Op are with us on this trip. Team members from Clean the World include CEO Shawn Seipler, NGO partnership director Rosanna Kingston, and videographer Bobby Bahret.

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Anchors Aweigh for Distribution Trip to Honduras

This is a satisfying week for Clean the World because we are on the ground in Honduras for a soap distribution trip.

From the amazing housekeepers who collect bars each day, to the volunteers and team members who help us turn used soap into recycled, sterile bars – there are thousands of dedicated supporters connected to this trip. All the hard work pays off now when we deliver live-saving soap to a country where, according to World Vision, 60 percent of the people live below the poverty line.


We are teamed up with the United States military on this trip. The distribution is in partnership with the Soto Cano Air Force Base, and our recycled soap was transported by the U.S. Navy.


Rosanna Kingston, our partnership and volunteer coordinator is busy keeping us on track in Honduras right now. She will return with stories and photos so we can share the experience with all of you.


To join the Global Hygiene Revolution and help us step up our recycling efforts, please click here to visit RocketHub.

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Host a Hygiene Kit Packing Event

Where do you turn when you need a new bar of soap?

You probably open a bathroom cabinet or reach for a pretty basket on the counter.

Not everyone is that fortunate. Millions of people don’t have access to the basic hygiene supplies required to stay healthy. However, your church, school, fraternal organization or company can help by organizing an event to pack hygiene kits that are distributed to those in need due to poverty, homelessness and natural disasters.

If you are in a non-profit group that works with people in need, you can partner with Clean the World to create kits that directly benefit your organization.

It’s an outstanding opportunity for teambuilding or community outreach. Better yet – it’s EASY because Clean the World provides all the supplies, a starter kit to help you get organized, and a Hygiene Kit Specialist who will ensure a successful event.

Steps to success:

     – Plan a budget.
     – Decide how many kits your group will assemble.
     – Place your order at least four weeks before the event.
     – Create awareness.
     – Host your event.
     – Have fun 

Get started by contacting Rosanna Kingston at rkingston@cleantheworld.org or 407-574-8353 Ext. 114.

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Volunteer Opportunities: Soap for Hope Week and Upcoming Events

There are plenty of opportunities for you to help Clean the World save lives with soap. We need volunteers to help us surface-clean 50,000 bars of soap this month. The soap will benefit 5,000 families and communities in need. 

Dates: Monday, Aug. 20 – Thursday, Aug. 23 

Hours: 9: 30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. daily 
Where: 400 A Pittman St., Orlando, FL 
RSVP to: Rosanna Kingston at rkingston@cleantheworld.org or call 407-574-8353 

Volunteers Needed for Special Events 

What would a special event be without volunteers?

These folks help us set up exhibits at conferences. They put the “fun” in fundraising, soap drives, and other events. We depend on our special event volunteers to help make each event a success by promoting the mission of Clean the World. Shifts, age restrictions and volunteer needs are unique to each event. However, the events are always fun, a great way to be involved in our community!

To volunteer for any of these events, please e-mail Rosanna: rkingston@cleantheworld.org. 

August 20- 25: Poster Walk Week. Volunteers are needed to distribute poster throughout the city and outlying areas to businesses, churches and organizations. By distributing these materials for Clean the World, you help us stretch our limited marketing budget. These posters are to promote “soaked,” an extreme water ski event taking place on beautiful Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. Some of the nation’s top water skiers will compete for cash prizes. “soaked” chose Clean the World as the event’s official charity. 

August 23 – Annual Service Week at Lake Brantley High School: Volunteers working at the Clean the World booth will assist with greeting and educating visitors about the organization’s mission, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. 

September 6 – Rollins College Changemaker Campus Event: Thursday, September 6, from noon to 2 p.m. Volunteers working at the Clean the World booth will assist with greeting and educating visitors to the booth about our organization’s mission, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. 

September 7 and 8 – “soaked:” An extreme water ski event on beautiful Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. Some of the nation’s top water skiers will compete for cash prizes, and Clean the World is the official charity of the event. For every event ticket sold using the promo code CLEAN, Soaked Orlando will donate $2 to Clean the World.

Volunteers working at the Clean the World booth will assist with greeting and educating visitors about the organization’s mission, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Volunteers will be responsible for selling raffle tickets. 

Please help us break the Guinness World Record by collecting more than 10,001 new bars of soap. If you come to the event, be sure to bring 20 new, wrapped bars of soap and drop them off at our Clean the World tent. That way YOU can be a part of the world record! 

September 20 – Vistana Resort First annual Health & Wellness Week:  The event will take place on September 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Volunteers working at the Clean the World booth will assist with greeting and educating visitors to the booth about our organization’s mission, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
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Soap Destinations Include Nicaragua and Tanzania

After soap and bottled amenities are recycled by Clean the World, our hard-working front-line partners take over and distribute the products throughout the United States and around the world. Here is an overview of organizations involved with distribution this summer.

Nicaraguan children receive care boxes that
 include soap and shampoo.

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, providing food to more than 37 million Americans each year. 108,000 bars of soap.

Fresh Start Ministries began helping Central Florida men in 1986. The group’s programs assist people whose lives have been scarred by crime, abuse, and addiction. 200 bars of soap, 200 shampoo, 200 lotion.

Ambassador to the Nations is an international missions ministry based at Freedom Christian Center in Charlotte, NC. The focus of their missionary work is on meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the poorest communities in Central America, North America and Cuba through short-term mission projects. 5,000 bars of soap and 5,000 bottles of amenities to be distributed in Nicaragua.

Opportunity House and its on-site childcare center offer services that promote self-sufficiency to people in need in Reading, Penn. 900 bars of soap, 900 shampoo, 900 lotion, 900 conditioner.


Latin American Ministries Bridge, Inc. provides various religious and charitable services to those in need, including but not limited to rebuilding existing churches and building new churches. 500 bars of soap, 500 shampoo,500 body gel, 500 lotion, 500 conditioner.

Back to School is Cool ensures that underprivileged students in Lake County, Fla., attend school with pride. They provide uniforms, clothing, school supplies, backpacks, outerwear, shoes, toiletries, undergarments, socks, caps and gowns, and prom attire, free of charge. 400 hygiene kits: 400 bars of soap, 400 shampoo,400 body gel, 400 lotion, 400 conditioner.

Adriana’s Attic Inc. is an outreach project to help the homeless in Central Florida. 200 lotion.

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will distribute hygiene products to children during a summer mission trip to Pignon, Haiti. 250 bars of soap, 250 shampoo, 250 lotion.

Community Rehabilitation Center helps promote the mental, physical and emotional well-being of individuals and families in northeast Florida by providing easily accessible, culturally competent, quality-based clinical services. 5,000 bars of soap, 3,000 shampoo, 3,000 lotion.

Agape Word Church is an outreach project that helps the homeless in Central Florida. 180 hygiene kits.

Green Development Coalition Las Vegas was founded in 2009 by University of Nevada, Las Vegas students who envision a healthier human impact on the world. 100 bars of soap to Tanzania.

Faith Neighbor Center provides support to needy families and individuals across South Lake County, Florida. 2,000 bars of soap, 2,000 shampoo. 

Country Distribution List: 

Over the past three years, Clean the World has distributed soap in the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras,  India, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Haiti, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Rwanda (old flag), Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Swaziland, The Bahamas, TOGO, Uganda, Uruguay, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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Clean the World Named Official Charity Partner of soaked Orlando

Clean the World has been named the official charity of soaked, an extreme watersports festival in downtown Orlando on Sept. 7-8 with international appeal.
The professional water ski competition and family friendly festival features extreme sports, muscle cars, live entertainment, carnival attractions, and music for fans, friends and family. Proceeds from the event will support Clean the World, a downtown Orlando-based charity that recycles soaps and save lives around the world.
Paul Lovett of soaked & Shawn Seipler of Clean the World
at Clean the World’s Orlando Recycling Facility
“We are happy to support a cause that has brought so much to third world countries and disaster stricken locations, not to mention the homeless crisis in our own backyard, in downtown middle America,” says Paul Lovett, Producer of soaked. “soaked recognizes Clean the World’s achievements. In particular, saving the lives of millions of children with something as simple as a bar of soap.”
soaked has already made a media splash in central Florida, and is gaining attention globally. The organizers, who are also involved with the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK, bring international flair and event expertise to the event that is sure to make it a fantastic spectacle that ultimately will help raise awareness and funding for Clean the World.
With the City of Orlando as host, soaked features world champion water skiers in pursuit of lucrative prizes, which event organizers say make this “the richest water skiing event in the world” and it will be held at Orlando’s iconic Lake Eola, less than one mile from Clean the World headquarters.
“This is an amazing opportunity to gain international exposure for our global hygiene revolution,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “soaked attracts a worldwide audience of avid fans and extreme sports enthusiasts. It’s a young, dynamic demographic that also has passion for saving lives. We are proud to be a part of this event and are looking forward to a remarkable festival.”
Over the past 3 years Clean the World has delivered over 10 million bars of soap to children and families in the US and 45 countries  worldwide, simultaneously diverting over 1.4 million pounds of landfill waste. “Saving kids’ lives and helping our sustainable future are goals both soaked  and Clean the World share and therefore this was an easy match up” Lovett says.
About soaked, LLC.
Combining extreme sports, family-friendly entertainment and music in the world capital of water skiing, Orlando, FL.  soaked is an extreme water sports festival coming to Orlando September 7-8, 2012. Taking over downtown Orlando’s iconic centerpiece, Lake Eola. The festival will feature world champion water skiers competing for the sport’s largest purse prize, along with live music, motor shows, carnival rides, great food, and more.
More information and tickets can be found at www.soakedorlando.com
About Clean the World Foundation Inc.
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. The Foundation executes its mission of saving millions of lives around the globe by leading a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). For more information visit: www.cleantheworld.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on how you can help save lives with soap.
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