Volunteers are the Heart of the Global Hygiene Revolution

Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed 17 million soap bars and 300,000 hygiene kits. Almost every item was touched at some point by a volunteer at one of our facilities in Orlando or Las Vegas.

We are saving lives around the world with soap, and we could not do it without support from thousands of volunteers. Last year, 4,143 people volunteered in our Orlando location, and 1,731 people volunteered in Las Vegas. That is a total of 18,158 volunteer hours in 2013.

The following groups volunteer on a regular basis. We offer our sincere gratitude to all of them. If your company, group, or organization would like to volunteer, please contact us at: volunteers@cleantheworld.org.

Orlando:
     – Alliance Supports Corp
     – Booking.com
     – Disney
     – Evans High School
     – Families for Christ
     – First Presbyterian Church
     – Florida Blue
     – Florida Hospital
     – Full Sail University
     – Gaylord Palms
     – Girls Scout Citrus Council
     – Good Shepherd Catholic Church
     – Hands on Orlando
     – Interact Club
     – Key Club
     – Lake Highland Prep School
     – Levi Strauss
     – Marriott Vacations Worldwide
     – Network Management
     – Orange County Schools
     – St. James Catholic School
     – Starwood Vacation Club
     – Summit Church
     – The First Academy at the First Baptist Church Orlando
     – United Way
     – Universal Studios
     – University of Central Florida
     – Valencia Community College
     – Westin
     – YWAM

    Lav Vegas:
         – Acts of Kindness (A.O.K)
         – Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity at UNLV
         – Caesars Foundation Law Department
         – Caesars Foundation Marketing Department
         – Circle K International from UNLV
         – Las Vegas Wells Fargo
         – Nevada Department of Enrichment Program for the Disabled
         – Opportunity Village Job Discovery Program
         – United Way of Southern Nevada AmeriCorps Nevada Program
         – UNLV American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Humanitarian Committee

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      Typhoon Relief: Volunteers Needed in Orlando and Las Vegas

      In the Philippines, there will be a huge demand for personal hygiene items throughout the Typhoon Haiyan recovery process. With the support of Las Vegas Sands Corp., Clean the World is preparing to send 40,000 hygiene kits as soon as we can get them assembled and delivered to Children International.

      We need volunteers in our Orlando and Las Vegas facilities to help put together the kits. Volunteer hours have been extended at both locations until further notice:

      Volunteer Hours

      Orlando:

      Monday through Friday
      9 a.m. to Noon
      1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

      Las Vegas:
      Monday through Friday
      9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      Please contact us for more information or to volunteer:
      volunteers@cleantheworld.org
      407-574-8353 Ext 114 – Orlando
      702-221-8777 – Las Vegas

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      Thank You, Volunteers! 40,000+ Bars in Just 4 Weeks

      Our incredible volunteers continue to amaze us with the amount of soap they pre-process for the production line. From mid-July through the first two weeks of August, 535 volunteers worked at our Orlando recycling facility.

      Those hard-working helpers contributed 1,323 volunteer hours, and prepared more than 40,000 bars of soap for the grinder. Thanks to the following organizations:

      YWAM volunteers visited Clean the World on July 30.
          – 4M
          –
      Cathedral Church of St. Luke
          –
      Catholic Heart Work camp
          –
      Destination MCO
          –
      Disney Boardwalk
          –
      Downtown Disney
          –
      Full Sail University
          –
      Global Tower Partners
          –
      Goodwill Industries
          –
      Grand Floridian Resort
          –
      Hands on Orlando
          –
      Impact one Foundation
          –
      INVEST Financial
          –
      JCC Summer Camp
          –
      McGladrey Interns
          –
      National Society of Black Engineers
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      Starwood Vacation Ownership
          –
      The Greatest Investment Girls’ Empowerment Summer Camp
          –
      University of Central Florida
          –
      YWAM
      On our distribution side, World Vision took delivery of 20 pallets of pressed soap bars and 20 pallets of hygiene product  – a total of 40,000 pounds. Helping Hands for Relief and Development also received 20 pallets of soap. Those 108,000 bars are destined for Pakistan.
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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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      Volunteers contributed more than 900 hours in June

      Volunteers from the Bush family.

      When a grateful child in Uganda receives the gift of soap, her face glows with an ear-to-ear smile.

      She may never know that the fragrant bar in her hand got its start more than 7,000 miles away in the hands of a volunteer in Orlando, Fla. But that doesn’t matter to the men, women and young people who give their time on the assembly line at Clean the World. They don’t do it for the recognition. They do it because they know it makes a difference.

      Clean the World would never have made such a huge impact on the global hygiene revolution if it were not for the hundreds of volunteers who help process used soap at our headquarters in downtown Orlando. In June, more than 400 volunteers contributed approximately 952 hours of time.

      Here is a list of organizations that helped out at Clean the World in June and early July:

          – Hands on Orlando
          – Christ Church Orlando

          – First United Methodist Church of Winter Park
          – Dayspring Baptist Church Refuge
          – Greater Orlando Baptist Association
          – Retail Downtown Disney
          – Summit Church
          – Campfire USA
          – The Bush and Simoneaux families

      If your group would like to volunteer, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Rosanna Kingston by e-mail, or at 407-574-8353 ext. 114.

      We would love to have you come in and get your hands clean!

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      National Volunteer Week – April 15-21

      While it seems like every week is volunteer week at Clean the World, the calendar makes this one official.

      April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week and there will be a lot of soap recycling going on in Orlando and Las Vegas to help advance our global hygiene revolution.

      More than 5,000 volunteers have helped Clean the World recycle and distribute more than 10 million soap bars in just three years of operation. We’d love to welcome another 5,000 this year alone to help us grow exponentially in the immediate future to address the hygiene needs of children and families worldwide. In fact, we love volunteers so much we even created a video about them. Click here!

      Rosanna Kingston, volunteer coordinator at Clean the World headquarters in Orlando, anticipates increased participation among school, church and community groups in the coming months.

      “We’re heading toward the end of the school year and many students are trying to accumulate community service credits,” she says. “We always welcome students and adults to help us sanitize soap, sort bottled amenities, and help us put together hygiene kits for distribution in disadvantaged communities. I think we’ll see more activity during National Volunteer Week and through the Spring and Summer months as we continue to save lives with soap.”

      Volunteer opportunities also exist in Clean the World’s Las Vegas facility where volunteer coordinator Kevin Williams regularly sets bottled amenities aside for eager volunteers.

      “There are so many bottles to sort and separate — shampoos, conditioners, body lotions and body washes,” he says. “With so many amenities coming in from each day from our generous Western regional partners, there is no shortage of volunteer opportunities for anyone willing to jump in and give us a hand.”

      Clean the World volunteers are encouraged to join us this Saturday, April 21, in Orlando at a Volunteer Carnival sponsored by Heart of Florida United Way. Volunteers will staff the Clean the World booth and help assemble 150 hygiene kits for homeless individuals and disadvantaged children in central Florida.

      If you’d like to join in the volunteer fun this week or any other, please contact Rosanna Kingston (rkingston@cleantheworld.org) in Orlando or Kevin Williams (kwilliams@cleantheworld.org) in Las Vegas to schedule a volunteer visit and help Clean the World.

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      Volunteers Offering Community Service

      Clean the World recycling operations centers are beehives of volunteer activity for community-minded individuals, corporations, school and church organizations, and scout groups interested in lending a helping hand to our hygiene revolution.

      At least three times each week in Orlando and Las Vegas volunteers offer their passion, time and talent to our mission to save lives with soap.

      Since its founding Clean the World has welcomed more than 5,000 volunteers to our recycling operations centers. These volunteers provide surface cleaning of soaps, help with the construction of hygiene kits, boxing of soaps and supplies for delivery to other non-profit organizations, and distribution of our soaps and bottled amenities to communities in need. They perform a vital community service and develop tools for community building and social interaction that all lead to better understanding and action in the areas of health and hygiene.

      It is not uncommon to see the Clean the World recycling facility teeming with 80-100 volunteers happily scraping soaps and learning more about the importance one bar of soap can have in the lives of children.

      The establishment of proper hygiene habits at an early age, reinforced through Clean the World’s Serve and Learn Program in the school system and supported by these frequent volunteer efforts, is invaluable and an integral part of our success in determining social impact.

      We offer special thanks to the more than 5,000 volunteers who have dedicated their time and talent to make Clean the World a success in such a short period of time.

      If you or a group of business associates, family and friends would like to volunteer at Clean the World in Orlando, please contact Rosanna Kingston at rkingston@cleantheworld.org. People and groups interested in volunteering at the Las Vegas location should contact Kevin Williams at kwilliams@cleantheworld.org.

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      Soap Drive Success: The ADP Way

      Clean the World Foundation community soap drives continue to provide inspiration for our many supporters, and much-needed hygiene relief for recipients all around the world.

      Generous individuals, corporations, and organizations are coordinating soap drives at schools, churches, offices and homes in support of Clean the World’s efforts to save lives with soap.

      Most recently, ADP, the country’s largest payroll processor, made soap collection for Clean the World a priority at 13 offices in the Midwest, and the results were amazing.

      Employees at ADP collected 4,863 soap bars for donation to Clean the World. The soaps arrived this week and will be packaged for global distribution to children and families in need.

      “Our busiest time of the year for both our clients and associates are the months of December and January,” says Joan Chappel, executive assistant at ADP-Small Business Solutions (SBS) Midwest region.  “During this time we try to do special activities for our associates.  This year we decided to give back a little, so we held a soap collecting campaign/competition among the offices. The enthusiasm was amazing.”

      Chappel says support from Kathy Ross, Midwest regional vice president and general manager, and her senior team helped make this a fun and charitable event. She encourages other companies and organizations to try something similar to benefit Clean the World.

      If you know of a community group, local business, or organization that would like to organize a soap drive for Clean the World, please contact Marti Mosley at mmosley@cleantheworld.org. We encourage you to also visit our soap donation link here to learn how you can make a community soap drive a worldwide success. Soap saves lives. Thanks for helping Clean the World.
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      Calling All Volunteers…

      Thinking of volunteering in November? Clean the World has plenty of opportunities for you. And you just may win a prize for your efforts.

      Our Orlando facility is actively seeking volunteers throughout the month to help meet our goal of recycling 50,000 hotel soaps to provide comfort for 5,000 children in 30 days. You’ll also be called upon to spread awareness about Clean the World at a series of local events.

      Here are some of the opportunities available:

      Surface Cleaning of Soaps: Help Clean the World by getting involved in the initial phase of our soap recycling process. Bring a group of friends, family, classmates and business associates to our downtown Orlando facility and jump right in to get started.

      Packing Hygiene Kits: Help us provide soaps and bottled amenities as part of 7,300 hygiene kits that will be distributed to homeless shelters throughout central Florida during the holiday season.

      Ambassadors Needed: Represent Clean the World at several area events including some at Universal Studios Orlando, The Salvation Army, Coalition for the Homeless and Seminole County Public Schools Families in Transition.

      Volunteers must be at least 8-years-old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adult volunteers are encouraged, as are school groups, church groups, college fraternities and sororities, civic organizations, and other socially focused individuals who want to help save lives by recycling soap.

      And by volunteering at Clean the World in November you’ll be eligible to win two (2) tickets to attend FUN SPOT USA in Kissimmee, Fla. A drawing will be held at the end of the month and a winner will be announced via Clean the World’s Facebook page on Dec. 1.

      Please visit this website link and fill out the form to schedule your volunteer experience at Clean the World. You may also contact Rosanna Kingston at rkingston@cleantheworld.org to secure your place on our volunteering schedule. Thanks for helping Clean the World.

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      Disney VoluntEARS give generously

      Clean the World received a $2,500 donation in May from Disney VoluntEARS in recognition of the volunteer services performed by three people who have regularly helped recycle soap at Clean the World’s recycling operations center in Orlando.

      Disney cast members Ashley Newcomb, Trent Leonard and Brooke Samlaska were recipients of “EARS to You” grants from Disney. Each chose Clean the World Foundation as its organization of choice to support with the grant money. The contribution is based on the amount of volunteer hours performed on behalf of that organization. Trent and Brooke donated $1,000 apiece; Ashley contributed $500.
      This is a wonderful gift from our Disney VoluntEARS and we are all appreciative of their generosity. The money will be used to help advance our global hygiene revolution. Thanks for helping Clean the World.
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