Clean the World Blog


Miss Teen Earth and CTW: A match made in heaven

Obviously we are passionate about saving lives with soap. But we get even more stoked when we can share our story with others and see them develop the same enthusiasm. And that’s how it played out after we met Jolie Schamber back in May when she and her family stepped into our booth at Orlando’s […]

Jolie Schamber promotes Clean the World!

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Miss Teen Earth Winner Jolie Schamber promotes Clean the World

I just received a call from Shawn with an update on Jolie Schamber in her quest to be crowned the national Miss Teen Earth. I am ecstatic to report that out of a field of 60 contestants, Jolie has WON the pageant event and has officially been crowned Miss Teen Earth USA. As you all […]

Now THAT is a lot of soap

Do you have any idea how much space would be taken up by 5 million bars of soap? How many trucks would be needed to move it? How much warehouse space it would occupy? Neither did I — until I started doing the math on the number of boxes that would be involved, the size […]

“Hope in a Bar of Soap” on Orlando’s FOX 35

Can I please get an “AMEN” from anyone who was watching the 10:00 news on FOX 35 in Orlando last night? Aw yeah … that’s what I’m talkin’ about 🙂 Less than a week after we returned from Haiti, the local FOX affiliate ran a story on our Orlando-based charity. But there’s no sense in […]


Haiti trip proves need for recycled soap

Humbled … and hopeful. Those are the two words that came to mind as I listened to William Lowry describe his experience delivering our first load of recycled soap to Haiti. William is the founder and executive director of Central Care Mission in Orlando, the organization with which we formed a deep partnership to handle […]


First pictures from Haiti are in

Some soap has already been distributed at an orphanage, but the majority will be handed out tonight at the large worship service. Here are a few pictures from yesterday’s flight and our arrival in Cap Haitien:

On the ground in Haiti

I hope you had a great Fourth of July, and that you were able to kick back, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. But while many of us were barbecuing and hanging out with loved ones over the three-day weekend, the Clean the World operations staff was working overtime to make sure we […]

First delivery to Haiti is just a few days away

For the past few months we’ve been working with hotels to bring them into our partner network. We have dutifully collected soap and shampoo on a weekly basis. And we perfected our sterilization and packaging techniques. We’re proud of our very meaningful soap and shampoo deliveries to homeless shelters and other domestic destinations — but […]

Central Care Mission getting the job done

Our list of contributing hotel and resort partners continues to grow every day. Once we collect soap from the hotels, the next step is to turn around the product and get it into (and onto) the hands of the people who need it. So after defining the protocol of our sterilization, recycling and packaging process, […]