Delivering Soap to Those Who Need it Most

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Rosanna Kingston is the Nonprofit Partnership and Volunteer Coordinator for Clean the World. She works with organizations that require hygiene products to fulfill their missions, and arranges for the pickup and transportation of soap from Clean the World’s recycling and manufacturing plant in Orlando.

One example is World Vision, which provides emergency assistance to families affected by natural disasters, and works with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty. World Vision has an existing water and sanitation program. The sanitation program requires hygiene supplies, so the partnership with Clean the World just made sense.
Along with her partnership responsibilities, Rosanna manages the scheduling and activities for thousands of volunteers each year at the Orlando facility. She also operates Serve and Learn, which is a free curriculum that allows teachers to download lessons related to recycling, soap-making and environmental awareness. Teachers in the Orlando area can then follow up with a field trip to Clean the World, where students see the recycling and soap manufacturing process in action.

Each year Clean the World takes several groups of supporters and corporate partners on soap distribution trips to developing countries. Rosanna coordinates all the travel plans and logistical details for those four- to seven-day experiences. She spends up to six months planning the trips to ensure everything comes off without a hitch.
Rosanna has been in the non-profit sector for more than 10 years. In 2003 she started an organization that provided backpacks and school supplies to underprivileged kids in 14 countries. She teamed with the United States military through the U.S. Southern Command and organized humanitarian missions in Mexico, Peru and many Caribbean islands.
Thanks to those experiences, Rosanna is able to successfully guide us through the distribution of millions of soap bars every year.

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