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Clean the World Foundation is Providing a Fresh Start For People Experiencing Homelessness


Clean the World Foundation’s Fresh Start WASH & Wellness Mobile Shower program has been providing warm showers, hygiene supplies, and additional support services since 2017 to individuals experiencing homelessness.  

Our program continues to expand across the United States, with two new locations in California recently joining the fight against hygiene insecurity.  The Fresh Start WASH & Wellness program currently operates a total of 8 mobile shower trailers that provide WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) and wellness (medical testing, vaccinations, and illness prevention) services in six cities and counties across the country.  Since the beginning of 2023, we, in coordination with our loyal service partners, have already provided 1,597 showers; distributed 2,132 hygiene kits; hosted 16 special events; donated 177 articles of clothing; and provided 369 meals. 

Stories from the Field

Meet Ivan Mays, one of our regular shower guests at the JUMP INN Drop In Center in Orlando, FL.  Ivan recently stated:

“[The shower services] give me more self-respect, more self-esteem, makes me all around feel better.  The girls that come are very nice.  It’s just something that we need.  We need to take showers.  It can be two or three weeks in between showers, and now it’s twice a week.  It’s awesome.  It makes me feel a lot better, a lot better about myself, more human.”

Tamela Mitchell, a case manager at the JUMP INN Drop In Center, also shared her sentiments: 

“Thank you so much for partnering with us at JUMP INN Drop In Center for the Homeless.  You have made such an incredible impact on our homeless friends. 

I have had some tell me that before you started coming once a week, they had to go up to three weeks at a time between showers.  Others even longer.  I have had many tell me that they felt “like a brand-new man” after getting shower services from Clean the World.  I have witnessed with my own eyes the transformation, sometimes after just one shower, and sometimes a greater transformation after many weeks of showers.  One man, in particular, that comes to mind had a long, shaggy beard, very dirty, and drunk most of the time.  He began coming and showering, and, at first, he was just clean.  Then, after a few weeks, he began trimming his beard.  After a couple more weeks, he had shaved it close, and, last week, I noticed that while in the shower, he had turned it into a goatee.  He looked so nice and so much more confident.  I do not know if the shower had anything to do with his not drinking so much, but the last couple of times I spoke to him, he was not drunk!

Thank you again for all you do and for the love you show our guests.  You are changing the world one shower at a time!”  

As an organization, you can become a regular sponsor.  According to a study conducted by Harvard Business School, 77% of consumers are motivated to purchase from companies committed to making the world a better place, while 73% of investors say that efforts to improve the environment and society contribute to their investment decisions1.  Sponsorship allows your organization to give back to the community and improve lives, while raising awareness and loyalty for your brand. 

Join the Fight Against Hygiene Insecurity

We encourage YOU to become part of the fight against hygiene insecurity by supporting the Fresh Start WASH & Wellness Mobile Shower program. 

As an individual, you can easily make a contribution of any amount, at any time, as often as you would like.  Each donation goes a long way toward helping turn somebody’s life around.

Clean the World’s New Impact Dashboard Supports Hospitality Clients in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting

Clean the World, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability, has added a new Impact Dashboard to their Customer Portal which introduces advanced filtering options so partners participating in the Hospitality Recycling Program can get a detailed view of their social and environmental impact over time. By using this new feature, partners can establish internal sustainability goals, track progress, and report their contributions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a transparent way to their key stakeholders, all from within the existing Customer Portal. Clean the World provides robust reporting that has allowed for an in-depth look at key social, economic, and environmental data points, all metrics that partners within the hospitality industry are actively reporting on.

By using Clean the World’s new Impact Dashboard, hospitality partners will be able to quickly and easily gauge their social and environmental impact based on their participation in the Hospitality Recycling program. Partners will learn about how Clean the World’s global work contributes to 9 of the 17 SDGs and can add key sustainability stats to their Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) reports, and customer-facing communication, all segmented by flag, brand, individual hotel, or management company over any given period of time. Partners will also be able to access videos and photos of Clean the World programs in action, all from within the Customer Portal. This new innovative dashboard is part of Clean the World’s enhanced reporting launched last year.

With the help and dedication of partner hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and soap manufacturers, Clean the World has partnered with the hospitality industry to recycle their soap and plastic bottled amenities since 2009. Since then, Clean the World has distributed over 72 million bars of soap in 127 countries, along with 5 million hygiene kits to vulnerable people around the world and over 9 million bars of soap to homeless shelters, food pantries, refugee camps, and emergency healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report 2022 contains insights gathered from more than 30,000 travelers across 32 countries and territories, highlighting that the impact of their trips remains top of mind, with 71% of global travelers saying that they want to travel more sustainably over the coming 12 months, which is a 10% increase over the company’s 2021 data. With 81% of travelers confirming that sustainable travel is important to them, half of all respondents cited that recent news about climate change has influenced them to make more sustainable travel choices. To that end, over a third (35%) of global travelers say that the sustainability efforts of accommodations and transport providers play a strong role in their property and transport decisions respectively. In fact, 70% of global travelers say they would be more likely to choose a sustainable accommodation – whether they were looking specifically for one or not.

According to Booking.com’s findings, “awareness and visibility of more sustainable stays continues, with 40% of global travelers confirming they have seen a sustainable accommodation on an online travel site over the past year and 38% indicating that they actively look for information on the sustainability efforts of a property before they book. 46% of global travelers reported having stayed in sustainable accommodation over the past year. Of those who have experienced a more sustainable stay in the past 12 months, the reasons for selecting one vary: 41% said they chose it to help reduce their impact on the environment, 33% wanted to have a more locally relevant experience, and 31% believe sustainable properties treat the community better.”

As the hospitality industry shifts their focus to sustainable travel, Clean the World provides hospitality partners with the competitive advantage they need to effectively tell their impact story to eco-conscious and socially-conscious travelers who are eager to listen. In addition to communicating impact to their customers, hotel partners also can include these new compelling datapoints in annual reporting and other sustainability and humanitarian reporting. Clean the World hotel partners can measure their impact through bars of soap distributed and volume of product collected, and also through additional metrics such as number of hygiene kits supported, carbon footprint reduction, carbon footprint saving equivalency in trees planted, water conservation, waste diverted from landfill, waste recycled, number of refugees served, and number of people supported.

“Clean the World’s goal is to continuously add value to our programs for our partners,” says Shawn Seipler, Founder and CEO, Clean the World. “The addition of the Impact Dashboard will be extremely valuable to hotel partners and will help them understand and communicate the positive impact of their sustainability efforts and hopefully encourage additional hotels to take similar action. It is critical to show key stakeholders and guests the extent of their social and environmental stewardship. Hotel guests are making purchasing decisions based on a hotel’s commitment to improving the lives of others and the environment and it’s vital for a hotel to be able to share the extent of how they are making a positive contribution to both. Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling program far exceeds soap recycling and waste diversion, and the new Impact Dashboard is just another example of how we are proactively anticipating our partners’ needs while continuing to support their sustainability and social impact goals in new and innovative ways. Additional features coming soon will allow hotels to automate their reporting, share their impact on social media, and access enhanced training modules. This is really just the beginning.”

At any given moment, a hospitality partner can review, track, and report on the impact they are having on the environment and in the lives of people in need through 14 different impact/sustainability indicators. It is even possible to tie those 14 indicators back to 9 of the 17 SDGs, allowing hotels to see how their partnership with Clean the World is impacting those targets—among them SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation which ensures the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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Clean the World Expands Hospitality Recycling Program in the United Kingdom, Teams Up with Co-Founders of @BambuuBrush to Oversee Program’s Development and Go to Market Strategy

ORLANDO, FL —March 10, 2022Clean the World, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability, is expanding its Hospitality Recycling Program and Soap Saves Lives Box Program in the United Kingdom as it aims to tackle the global issue of plastic pollution and hygiene insecurity abroad.

For the last 13 years, Clean the World has partnered with the hotel industry to recycle soap and bottled amenities in the United States, Montreal, Hong Kong, Punta Cana, and Amsterdam. Since its start in 2009, Clean the World has grown into a global impact organization whose mission is to save millions of lives around the world through the recycling and distribution of soap. Clean the World has since distributed over 68 million bars of soap in 127 countries, while providing 5 million hygiene kits to vulnerable people in need. During the pandemic, over 9 million bars of soap have been given to homeless shelters, food pantries, refugee camps, and emergency healthcare facilities. This impact was driven by dedicated partners in the hospitality industry including hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and soap manufacturers.

As Clean the World expands its global Hospitality Recycling Program within the United Kingdom, it has strategically aligned with powerhouse co-founders of @BambuuBrush, Tommie Eaton and Rebecca Dudbridge to help with growth and development. Tommie and Rebecca successfully launched @BambuuBrush in January of 2019. Within their first year, they aimed to encourage 1 million plastic toothbrushes to be switched into a sustainable toothbrush made from bamboo, they have since accomplished their goal inspiring more than 2.5 million simple changes to be made stopping over 50,000 kg of plastic toothbrushes entering commercial circulation. With the help of their loyal following on social media, they reached their goal of #1millionby2020.

With 4.2 billion people brushing their teeth every morning and night with a plastic toothbrush, Tommie and Rebecca knew they could make a significant impact on plastic reduction, if they could raise awareness and inspire people to make the switch to a sustainable toothbrush made from bamboo. Their goal to educate, inspire, and empower someone to make one simple change away from a plastic toothbrush to an @BambuuBrush would mean that person would start and end their day in a sustainable way, and potentially continue to make environmentally friendly decisions throughout their day. Each of these decisions had the potential to add up on a global scale and by changing a small percentage of the population’s habits and encouraging people to make one small change could, in turn, have a much bigger impact on the future of the planet. In addition to the 2.5 million bamboo toothbrushes the team has sold, since launching they have educated over 3,000 school pupils through their environmental educational workshops, and organized 29 plastic clean ups engaging communities to take action in their local area collecting over 1 tonne of plastic waste.

Driven by impact, Tommie and Rebecca will be joining Clean the World’s global expansion team to raise awareness of hygiene insecurity and the positive impact on the environment the hotels in the United Kingdom could have by participating in the Hospitality Recycling Program. Clean the World is dedicated to coming alongside the hospitality industry to champion their sustainability efforts, social impact goals, and environmental stewardship worldwide, and currently recycles soap from 1.4 million hotel rooms daily through their partnership with over 8,000 hotels around the world. In total, over 23 million pounds or 10,432,624 kilograms of waste from the hospitality industry have been kept out of landfills globally.

“We are expanding within the United Kingdom with the help of two individuals who have a mutual desire to save the planet from harmful plastic and to create a sustainable solution to an everyday environmental challenge,” says Shawn Seipler, Founder and CEO, Clean the World. “Tommie and Rebecca are laser focused on sustainability, and the synergy and fit within our organization is a perfect match. The impact they have made with @BambuuBrush is in line with what Clean the World has done and that is what this strategic alliance is all about. We have contracted with @BambuuBrush for their talent, and the glue that binds us together is the social and environmental impact we will be making together and alongside one another.”

As part of the expansion within the UK, Clean the World’s Soap Saves Lives Box Program will also be made available as an impact product offered to organizations and groups. The Soap Saves Lives Boxes contain life-saving hygiene products that can be assembled by employees and then distributed by organizations to a local charity of their choice. The Soap Saves Lives Box Program takes aim at stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other hygiene related illnesses by providing critical hygiene supplies to vulnerable individuals within the community. It also offers a unique corporate social responsibility (CSR) opportunity that is easily adjustable to meet the needs of any organization and it energizes and engages employees in a safe, team-building event on a mission to save lives. Since the products inception in April, 2020, over 10,000 employees have assembled a total of 617,875 hygiene kits that were then distributed to charities and other NGOs across the United States.  

“After being introduced to Clean the World’s team through our partnership with Plastic Oceans, instantly I was in awe and admired the mission and impact Clean the World has made over the last 13 years,” says Tommie Eaton, Founder, @BambuuBrush. “With a focus in the UK and Europe we will continue to drive sustainable, purposeful practices through Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program, Soap Saves Lives Box and Hygiene Kit Build events and also some exciting new opportunities we are working on behind the scenes. 2022 is the year of action and impact!”

“I have always admired the direct work & impact that CTW delivers, and the ethos and mission align with everything we strive to achieve at @BambuuBrush,” says Rebecca Dudbridge, Founder, @BambuuBrush. “This is the start of the perfect partnership, and I believe mutual passion can help create truly revolutionary work. I look forward to building the UK brand in powerful and innovative ways and providing the UK opportunities to make a real and tangible difference to those struggling with the stigma of hygiene poverty.”

Clean the World’s partnerships go far beyond waste diversion and soap recycling. As the hospitality industry shifts their focus to sustainable travel, Clean the World hotel partners will not only be able to measure their impact through bars of soap distributed and volume of product collected, but also through additional metrics such as carbon footprint reduction, water saved, waste diverted from landfill, energy generated, number of hygiene kits supported, number of showers supported, and number of people served. Hospitality partners can now track and report on the impact they’re having on the environment and in the lives of people in need, and tie those metrics back to 11 of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, among them SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation which ensures the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to WASH (water, sanitization, and hygiene) and sustainability. It operates soap recycling centers and offices in Orlando, Montreal, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Washington DC, Punta Cana, and United Kingdom and leads a “Global Hygiene Revolution” to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 8,000 hotel, resort, and cruise partners. Clean the World’s foundation provides WASH (water, sanitization, and hygiene) programming to benefit global communities with high pre-adolescent death rates 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, the foundation has distributed 68 million bars of soap and 5 million hygiene kits in 127 countries. For more information on how you can participate in Clean the World’s world-renowned recycling program, please visit https://cleantheworld.org/get-involved/hotel-recycling-program/ 

About @BambuuBrush

@BambuuBrush are a mission driven business who strive to make sustainable actions accessible for all and to Educate, Inspire and Empower people that we all hold the power to change the world, starting with One Simple Change. @BambuuBrush products fund social impact projects around the globe to combat and utilize plastic waste. Visit https://www.bambuubrush.com for more information.


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A Soap Saves Lives Box full of Hygiene Kit. On top of the hygiene kits is a notecard that says "Love On"

Lenovo’s “Love On” Campaign Gives Hygiene Kits to People in Need

A Soap Saves Lives Box full of Hygiene Kit. On top of the hygiene kits is a notecard that says "Love On"

Delivering Hygiene Kits with Lenovo

Dog sitting next to Soap Saves Lives Box hygiene kitsClean the World’s mission to save millions of lives worldwide could not be done without excellent partners like Lenovo. Over the past two years, the team at Lenovo has assembled 17,750 hygiene kits that have been donated to charities that fight hunger, homelessness, provide youth services, and many others.

Through Clean the World’s Hygiene Kit Program, corporate partners like Lenovo have teamed up with Clean the World to distribute hygiene kits to individuals living in poverty or families displaced from their homes due to natural disasters since 2013.

Clean the World’s Hygiene Kit Program, which focuses on in-person hygiene kit builds, would set the foundation for our newest product, Soap Save Lives Boxes, which focuses on remote assembly of hygiene kits. Together both programs have generated a total distribution of 5 million hygiene kits nationwide.

The Pivot – Adapting to Change

In March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak caused major shutdowns across the country. However, with most people working from home, individuals still wanted a way to give back, especially when there was a heavy emphasis on the importance of hygiene health. Corporations like Lenovo quickly got involved because it was a safe way to empower their employees to help communities in need, particularly when the world was being instructed to stay home.

Hygiene Kit note cards with positive messages written on them.
Inspirational messages were created by the Lenovo team for the recipients of the hygiene kits.

In response to the high demand, Clean the World adjusted its existing hygiene kit program and started packing the supplies needed to build 100 kits into single cardboard boxes. The program’s initial response was a success, with volunteers from Sands helping us build 20,000 kits within 48 hours. After that, its popularity multiplied, and soon Clean the World found itself receiving messages from people requesting boxes to assemble kits of their own.

This demand resulted in creating the Soap Saves Lives Box program, which gives individuals and corporations a safe way to support the charities dearest to their hearts without leaving the comfort of their homes. The program has plans to expand internationally and now includes the option to assemble school kits for children suffering from economic hardship.

Where the Impact Goes

Lenovo has distributed 17,750 hygiene kits through our Soap Saves Lives Box program in the last two years. Their hygiene kit builds have engaged their employees and their families, totaling 355 employee volunteers across 27 states.

A screenshot of a virtual hygiene kit build held by Lenovo over Microsoft Teams

This past September, Lenovo employees assembled 2,500 kits for Next Door Solutions as part of Lenovo’s Global Month of Service (GMOS). Lenovo’s GMOS event is a yearly initiative that seeks to engage their employees to empower individuals with limited access to technology and STEM Education in the communities where they live and work. In addition, the hygiene kits will help domestic violence survivors and families move out of crisis and violence and into safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.

A representative of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Standing next to a pallet of Soap Saves Lives Box Hygiene Kits
Laura Clay with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle receiving our hygiene kits assembled by Lenovo during their 2020 Global Month of Service.

Last year’s Global Month of Service (2020) engaged volunteers across 12 states to assemble and distribute 2,750 kits. Last year was the first year that volunteers participated in a virtual context to improve the quality of life for vulnerable communities. Lenovo then donated the kits to help Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Project Renewal, and Shepherd’s Hope (The Center of Englewood).

“My family really had a great time doing that, and it lead to some great conversations on why the kits were needed in the first place,” said Lenovo employee, Jenny.

This year, in support of their annual kickoff event, Lenovo gathered over 500 employees, friends, and family members to assemble 12,500 kits. The charities’ initiatives vary across services, including fighting hunger, ending homelessness, providing youth services, and many others.

Our Impact

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Clean the World, in partnership with corporations, employees, families, friends across the country, have distributed over 400,000 Soap Saves Lives Box hygiene kits to people in need in the US. During the pandemic, 9 million bars of soap were distributed in the US and around the world.

The program helps support our Foundation’s domestic program like the Fresh Start WASH and Wellness program and our WASH Stations.

Our Fresh Start WASH and Wellness program combines WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Education and wellness services in a traveling hygiene unit equipped with up to four complete bathroom/shower rooms. The program aims to help individuals experiencing homelessness gain dignity and help them transition from homelessness into self-sufficiency.

The Clean the World WASH Stations Program provides access to restroom facilities and handwashing stations for unsheltered homeless individuals throughout the United States. This program was born out of the need to empower individuals experiencing homeless to protect themselves from illness that could be preventable through adequate hygiene such as proper sanitation, water access, and hygiene practices like handwashing.

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Celebrating 11 Years of Impact with Caesars Entertainment

Clean the World’s mission to protect the environment and save millions of lives by leading a global hygiene revolution began in 2009. Since then, we have locked arms with the hospitality industry, helping to put their otherwise discarded soap and amenity bottles into the hands of men, women, and children in need. Since 2010, Caesars Entertainment has partnered with Clean the World to help others overcome hygiene insecurity, hygiene-related illness, and homelessness.

In 2010, Clean the World’s Las Vegas Recycling Operations Center opened with the support of Caesars Entertainment and the Caesars Foundation. Today, 35 of Caesars Entertainment’s hotels across the U.S., consisting of 41,900 rooms, recycle their used soap and bathroom amenity bottles daily. Lab-certified recycled soap is made from their used bars of soap by first being filtered, then sanitized, and finally cut into new soap.

By recycling these products, Clean the World can provide soap to those in need, ultimately preventing diseases within communities and reducing mortality rates around the world. In addition to the nearly 256 thousand pounds of plastic that has been recycled, just under 830,000 pounds of waste have been kept out of landfill because of Caesars Entertainment’s sustainability practices. In fact, in 2019 Caesars Entertainment diverted 43% of all their waste from landfills! An amazing by-product of their efforts—2.7 million bars of soap and 23 thousand hygiene kits have been sent to children and families in need in the U.S. and around the world.

“Caesars Entertainment’s commitment to helping solve the challenge of hygiene insecurity is truly inspiring,” says Shawn Seipler, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Clean the World. “With their support, we are able to help individuals change their situation. Their contribution saves lives.”

Clean the World Foundation distributes these recycled soap bars to individuals in need or adds them to hygiene kits along with shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and lotion or socks as part of its WASH (water, sanitization, and hygiene) education and emergency relief efforts. The recycled bath products go to underserved communities to ensure proper handwashing and hygiene are encouraged to eliminate the threat of numerous preventable diseases.

Clean the World continues to support Las Vegas with its four Fresh Start WASH & Wellness mobile shower units! Since the Fresh Start WASH & Wellness Program’s inception in 2017, Clean the World has delivered close to 25,000 showers, distributed 37,000 hygiene kits, and contributed towards a 15% decrease in the rate of homelessness within the first six months. The program provides mobile showers and hygiene services to the unhoused community, along with offering a variety of wrap-around services that are provided by local partners. The focus of the program is to facilitate the transition to permanent housing while stemming the spread of COVID-19 and other hygiene-related illnesses among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Caesars Entertainment has been a supporter of many Clean the World Foundation WASH programs. In fact, Caesars Entertainment team members have traveled to several Clean the World Foundation program locations to participate in WASH projects including Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2012), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2013), Manilla, Philippines (2014), Antigua, Guatemala (2015), Chicago/Hammond, Illinois (2016), Guadalajara, Mexico (2017), Lusaka, Zambia (2018), and Las Vegas, Nevada (2019). Their work contributed to multiple Clean the World Foundation programs which consist of Fresh Start WASH & Wellness (mobile showers), WASH Infrastructure & Education, Menstrual Health, Women’s Microfinance, Humanitarian/Emergency Relief, WASH Stations for the Unhoused Community, and Water Stewardship Grants. In 2015, Christian Stuart, Head of Caesars Sports and Online Gaming officially joined Clean the World Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In addition to their generous support of Clean the World, Caesars Entertainment leads many sustainability initiatives through CodeGreen, a strategy that drives environmental awareness and engagement, as well as performance, across the business. For information on the company’s CodeGreen initiative, visit www.caesars.com/corporate/corporate-social-responsibility/planet.

Thank you!

Caesars Entertainment has been a valuable partner over the years and Clean the World would like to give them a huge thank you. Thanks to their generosity, MILLIONS of people in need have been able to benefit from access to critical hygiene supplies and services.

How you can get involved!

You can make a difference in your local community. Please contact info@cleantheworld.org for more information or visit: https://cleantheworldfoundation.org


60 Million Bars of Soap in 11 Years!

Clean the World Celebrates 11 Years of Impact! 

The past eleven years have been nothing short of inspiring. Clean the World, along with amazing partners like you, have made a huge impact around the world. That is something we are extremely proud of and something you should feel proud of too. Thank you for making all this possible, we couldn’t do what we do without you.

3 Fun Ways To Teach Your Children About Giving Back During the Holiday Season

3 Fun Ways To Teach Your Children About Giving Back During the Holidays

By Penny File

Few things rival the excitement of the holidays for kids, but the holiday season also can be an opportunity to teach children the importance of giving as well as receiving. 

A recent study shows young children have a natural inclination to share with other kids. The trick for parents is to nurture that tendency so it will become a lifetime habit that can be rewarding – and fun.

Here are three ways to do just that: 

How To Teach Your Children to be Generous

1. Be a Role Model

Young children are more likely to develop generosity if they see their parents and siblings doing the same, but it’s crucial they actually see acts of giving. 

You may write checks regularly to charities, but young children don’t have a concept of money. They need to witness basic acts of generosity. One way to start is by encouraging them to share treats or toys with playmates. 

You also can let your children participate in the fun of wrapping presents for the holidays. Wrapping a gift for Grandma will resonate with them. Buying a toy for someone less privileged and then wrapping it will teach them the joy of giving. 

Involve your children in giving activities. Make it a family tradition to gather cans for a food drive or drop off clothing and other items at a community outreach center. 

2. Think Outside the Gift Box

Presenting a wrapped present during the holidays and on birthdays is the most tangible form of giving, but it’s not the only one. Teach your children that there are many other ways to be generous. Giving also includes helping others when they need it. 

Giving back can take the form of volunteering in food lines, or pitching in at an animal shelter. Instead of buying gifts for their elderly relatives and neighbors, your children can help by mowing lawns. They can also gather plant clippings and pot some house plants to give as gifts. Go a step further and create a toyarium for a child this holiday.  

These are just a few excellent ways your children can give back without spending a lot of money. 

Helping out relatives and neighbors can be especially meaningful during the current pandemic when people are restricted in where they can go and what they can do. By beautifying someone’s landscape, you give them an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air. 

Stay safe and germ-free. You also can encourage your children to help others reduce their risk of contracting coronavirus by building hygiene kits to share with others. Not only will putting together these gift baskets be enjoyable, but it will give your children a sense of making a difference .

3. Don’t Equate Giving with Buying


Americans are bombarded with advertising, especially during the holiday season. Teach your little ones, teens, and tweens that giving is not just about things that can be purchased. 

Encourage your children to use their arts or crafts skills to make presents. Many times these will be more appreciated and stay meaningful much longer than things that are bought and given based on the latest trends. 

For example, gadgets and styles have a limited shelf life. A picture, a handcrafted sculpture, or an heirloom, on the other hand, may last forever.

Show and Tell: Explain why you are giving

It’s important to point out the needs of others, but it’s also essential to share how giving makes you feel – that being generous makes you feel good or proud or gives you a sense of accomplishment. 

Praise your kids when they demonstrate generosity and – this really resonates – be generous with them. Occasional unexpected treats or gifts from you show them your generosity goes beyond holidays and birthdays.

 All children go through developmental stages, so it’s important for parents to be patient and watchful of changes in attitudes. Leading through example and maintaining a household where giving is routine can create a spirit of generosity in your children that will last a lifetime. 

Penny File is a counselor who works with the families of military personnel who have either lost a member to the service or who are learning how to cope with life during the deployment. She is also a published author who writes for a number of military journals

Morgan Heritage Launches the iJAM Music Festival


Orlando, Florida – Grammy Award-winning Morgan Heritage (Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Peter “Peetah” Morgan and Memmalatel “Mojo” Morgan) today announced the iJAM Music Festival – Where Impact Meets Music. The one-day festival features international music superstars performing a spectrum of genres including Reggae, Rock, R&B, Soca, Latin, and much more all while bringing awareness through music and maintaining a sound mind, body, and soul. The iJAM Music Festival makes its debut at Orlando’s Tinker Field on Saturday, April 4. Tickets went on sale to the general public on Friday, January 10th.

Since their formation in the early ’90s, unwavering philanthropic ideals have always been at the forefront for Morgan Heritage. Remaining faithful to their fundamentals, they have woven together their music and principles and orchestrated a musical mission, which is the iJAM Music Festival. From Africa to America, these benevolent brothers continue to embrace their sense of duty and aspire to spread the word of humanitarian causes.

Headlined by Morgan Heritage, the Royal Family of Reggae, the iJAM Music Festival includes a star-studded lineup including Busy Signal (Dancehall & Reggae), Less Than Jake (Ska Punk), Baha Men (Junkanoo & Pop), Marcia Griffiths (Reggae), Boris Bilbraut (formerly of Cultura Profética), Pumpa (Soca), Gondwana (Latin), Laza Morgan (Reggae & Pop), Jemere Morgan (Reggae, Pop & Hip-Hop), Esh x Schief (Alternative/Acoustic), Sailor Jane (Reggae & Soul) and many more. The family-friendly festival will also include international fare, holistic experiences, Health & Wellness purveyors and Clean the World soap education and a Kidz Zone. iJAM Music Festival patrons will experience the true meaning of “One Love.”

“The iJAM Music Festival is a brilliant idea brought to Central Florida by the legendary Morgan Heritage. How can you NOT be a part of it? With such an array of artists from different genres, and iHeartMedia’s ability to reach the masses to promote this event, it’s a win-win combo for our community. We look forward to watching this event grow each year and seeing just how much of a positive impact it has on our little piece of the world and how we can show our commitment to ONE LOVE!” – Supa Dave, iHeartMedia Event Sales & Production Manager/On-Air Talent

To further their mission, The Morgan Heritage Foundation aims to facilitate and create programs that provides a clear path to success for the youth and has partnered with Clean the World, a non-profit, global-health organization committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable communities around the world through water, sanitation and hygiene for all those affected by poverty, homelessness, and humanitarian or natural crises.

“When Morgan Heritage and Central Florida Deals approached us about being apart of the iJAM Music Festival, we knew immediately that it would be a great fit,” says Shawn Seipler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clean the World. “This festival is an opportunity to raise awareness, build social impact, and serve the community. We are honored to partner with this talented family group of Grammy award-winning performers to spread love to those in need.”

“Through our partnership, our goal is to bring awareness about Clean the World’s mission to save millions of people with proper hygienic health,” said Mojo Morgan. “By recycling soap and other discarded hygiene products, Clean the World saves lives with items that traditionally end up in landfills. Thousands of children under the age of five years old, their lives are cut short due to infections and diseases that are preventable. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed over 53 million bars of soap, hygiene kits, and other wash supplies and provided aid to over 10 million people in 127 countries,” said Morgan Heritage Foundation.

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Border Soap & Hygiene Relief

We have 500,000 bars of brand new soap, 10,000 hygiene kits and tens of thousands of other hygiene items that are ready to ship to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Detention Centers. 

Watch the video below for information on how you can help.

The crisis at the border has garnered national attention and Clean the World has received numerous requests regarding the need for hygiene supplies in the holding facilities of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.  For more information regarding our emergency relief efforts at the border, visit cleantheworldfoundation.org.


For More information, email info@cleantheworld.org

Las Vegas Sands Helps Clean the World Unveil New Equipment

We wish every Clean the World friend, supporter and volunteer could have been in Las Vegas for the unveiling on June 11. But this fantastic video from Las Vegas Sands Corp. is the next best thing to being there.



ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd Invites You to Super BOWLing Spectacular

The Second Annual Clean the World Super BOWLing Spectacular got a boost from radio host Colin Cowherd this week. Cowherd recorded a commercial to promote the event, which is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 2. His show, “The Herd,” airs on ESPN radio Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are in the Orlando area, join us Sunday at Splitsville Luxury Lanes, at Downtown Disney. Your $85 ticket gets you complimentary appetizers, a buffet, and open bar from from 6 to 9 p.m. while the game plays on 40 TVs throughout the second level at Splitsville.

For individual tickets, visit: http://localhost:8888/cleantheworld/bowl. 


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@ctw2.wpstagecoach.com or 407-574-8353 Ext. 114.


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.

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.

Destination: Honduras – And You’re Invited!

Source: World Vision

NOTE: Airfare is not included in the cost of this trip.
Clean the World is planning a four-day soap distribution trip to Honduras in February, and we’re making the trip available to all who are interested in participating in this potentially life-changing experience.

Representatives from Clean the World and interested supporters and friends will take part in the volunteer distribution experience Feb. 20-23, where guests will help distribute 8,000 bars of soap to 1,000 children in Honduran orphanages and villages.

The cost of the adventure is $450 per person (airfare not included), which includes accommodations, ground transportation, activities and three meals per day. 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.

Participants will meet with children at a Honduran orphanage in the surrounding areas of Comayagua, and visit local schools where children often goes days or weeks without even seeing a bar of soap. By mixing and mingling among the residents of remote Honduran villages, you’ll experience how they live and the challenges they face on a daily basis with regard to hygiene and dealing with inadequate sanitation.

The immersion experience should be a real eye-opener for people wishing to bring basic hygiene necessities to children and adults in schools and villages that lack these daily necessities.

Would like to join us? Please contact Rosanna Kingston (rkingston@ctw2.wpstagecoach.com) by January 10 to reserve your place on our soap distribution trip to Honduras. Space is limited and will be secure on a first come, first served basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help save lives with soap.


Global Handwashing Day Success – 15,300 Soap Bars Recycled

Clean the World helped celebrate Global Handwashing Day (Oct. 15) with more than 100 volunteers from the University of Central Florida recycling soap at Clean the World’s facility in downtown Orlando.

The volunteers, part of VolunteerUCF, helped surface-clean hotel soaps as step one in the recycling process, which will ultimately lead to soaps being distributed to local homeless shelters, women’s shelters, missions and individual families in need throughout Central Florida.

The volunteers set a goal for themselves – 10,000 bars of soap in two hours – and they blew it away with passion, tremendous effort and fun.

A total of 15,300 bars of soap were recycled by the end of their volunteer service, enough to provide more than 1,500 children with soap for an entire month. And the experience was rewarding for all involved. Here are some quotes from the volunteers:

– “This is exactly what students need – a chance to grow through community involvement,” says Michael Gibson. “You just have to have the right motivation.”

– “What a great way to spend a Saturday,” says Patricia Hall. “Helping other people.”

– “I really enjoy feeling like I made an impact,” says Aupala Huq.

– “I enjoyed learning about the cause and process,” says Vishan Samaroo.

– “On behalf of the Black Alumni Chapter of the UCF Alumni Association, it was a great privilege working with such an extraordinary organization,” says Lawrence Gardenhire. “Glad we were able to help. Godspeed.”

– “I had a very fun experience cleaning soap and helping a good cause,” says Teneshia Huggins. “I learned something new today, and I’m glad I came.”

Global Handwashing Day support was also received from two key Clean the World partners – PeopleTowels and American Cleaning Institute (ACI). The volunteers all received PeopleTowels, eco-friendly and reusable towels that help promote personal hygiene and prevent landfill waste, and educational materials from ACI were provided to help spread the message about the importance of personal hygiene.


Mariana Klaveno to Attend Inaugural Clean the World Gala

Actress Mariana Klaveno (Showtime’s “Dexter” and HBO’s “True Blood”) will attend the Inaugural Clean the World Gala to be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at The Peabody Orlando. Register here now!

Klaveno, an active supporter and celebrity spokesperson for Clean the World, visited Orlando recently and recorded a promo for the Gala, which includes a personal invite for you to attend this fun, fundraising event.

Joining Klaveno for the Inaugural Gala are a number of friends and supporters of Clean the World. Tom Sorrells, chief meteorologist at WKMG-Local 6 (CBS-Orlando), will host the event. Other special guests at the Gala include Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy and Thomas McClary, one of the original founders of The Commodores.

An impressive array of corporate sponsors have signed-on in support of the Inaugural Clean the World Gala, including The Walt Disney World Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, The American Cleaning Institute, Starwood Worldwide, Marriott Central Florida Business Council, Universal Orlando Resort and Visit Orlando.

Another Gala sponsor should lend additional excitement to the event, especially for sports fans. The NFL Alumni Association has agreed to send several former NFL players, including some former Super Bowl champions, to mix and mingle at the event. The NFL Alumni will offer a host of items at the Silent Auction to help with the fundraising effort.

“We’re enthusiastic about the support for our first Gala event, and are really excited to make this happen as part of our global hygiene revolution,” says Shawn Seipler, co-founder and CEO of Clean the World. “This is our opportunity to thank our loyal partners and friends and show them what their support has been able to accomplish for so many children and families around the world. It’s a chance to have fun, raise money, and extend business contacts to help our partners grow together to help Clean the World.”

The Inaugural Clean the World Gala will feature cultural dancing from several of the 45 countries who have received soaps and hygiene supplies from Clean the World. It is hosted by The Peabody Orlando, a luxurious Orlando hotel that was one of the early hotel partners to join Clean the World’s soap recycling program.

Corporate and table sponsorships are still available, as are individual tickets to attend the Inaugural Clean the World Gala. Register today to reserve your spot at the party.


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