Children International kicked off its partnership with Clean the World by filling a truck with 108,000 bars of soaps bound for typhoon and flooding victims in the Philippines. It is the first of two truckloads to be filled each month as part of the partnership to help stop the spread of preventable diseases by providing and promoting better hygiene opportunities.
Children International is a humanitarian organization focused on overcoming poverty. The soaps have been ticketed for communities in the Philippines that are suffering from lack of access to basic hygiene supplies.
“Clean the World is committed to helping as many children and families as possible by recycling soap to save lives, especially in the wake of a disaster like the recent typhoon in the Philippines,” says Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder at Clean the World. “This partnership with Children International helps us open doors to communities in Asia where demand for our soaps is great. The partnership is one that we’ve targeted for some time, and we’re grateful to be working with such a well-known and well-respected organization to help advance our global hygiene revolution.”
The soaps were fresh off the soap press at Clean the World, having been sanitized and reformed into uniform bars for easy packaging and distribution. This initial pickup by Children International should help provide enough soap for nearly 11,000 children for an entire month.