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Paint Party: Clean the World Paint beCAUSE Event

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Join us for guided painting of the beautiful Orlando city skyline, honoring our neighbors and friends lost in the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, while expressing our community strength.

The event will take place at Stardust Lounge, 431 East Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801 on Tuesday July 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy happy hour special during this event and food courtesy of Apple Spice Junction

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Employees of Pulse Nightclub and Clean the World Foundation

 

Press Release: Simple Solution Stops Spread of Ebola

Clean the World issued the following press release today:


Simple Solution Stops Spread of Ebola

Clean the World to Ship 5 Million Soap Bars to West Africa for Operation Soap Blitz

ORLANDO, Fla. — (Nov. 13, 2014) – Ebola cases continue to rise “frighteningly quickly” in parts of Sierra Leone, according to a report from The Africa Governance Initiative (AGI). As transmission accelerates in some areas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that hand washing frequently with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect against Ebola. Clean the World is supporting infection-control measures in West Africa by shipping 5 million bars of soap to the region.
Operation Soap Blitz is a new Clean the World campaign with the goal of reducing the spread of viral diseases both overseas and in North America. In addition to sending soap to West Africa, Operation Soap Blitz will provide 100,000 hygiene kits to the homeless and other vulnerable people in need here at home during the cold and flu season.
“As the world’s only large-scale soap recycler, it is our responsibility to step up to the plate and provide hygiene supplies to people who desperately need them,” said Shawn Seipler, founder of Clean the World. “Our mission is to provide soap to those at risk for hygiene-related illnesses. There has never been a better time for us to fulfill that mission.”
Clean the World is a social enterprise that recycles discarded and surplus soap from the hospitality and hygiene industries. Seipler says that when he told the organization’s corporate partners about Operation Soap Blitz, they jumped at the chance to help.
“Las Vegas Sands has a deep and long-standing commitment to giving back,” said Ron Reese, Sands vice president of corporate communications. “Through Sands Cares, our global corporate citizenship program, we strive to contribute in the communities where we operate and in the global community as well. Operation Soap Blitz gives us the opportunity to do both.”
Clean the World is well positioned to send soap where it is needed most. They collaborate with humanitarian organizations with existing distribution channels in the countries battling Ebola.
“This current outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea is the largest in history, and the people there need a large supply of soap to stop the spread of the virus,” said Jeff Picken, president of Beaumont Products, Inc., manufacturers of Clearly Natural Personal Care Products. “We felt the need to support Clean the World in Operation Soap Blitz, because their distribution network has a direct line to the affected areas.”
Seipler says Sands Cares is sponsoring 200,000 bars of recycled soap to West Africa. Other sponsorships include 100,000 bars from Clearly Natural, and 100,000 bars from the American Cleaning Institute. Unilever recently donated 280,000 pounds of surplus soap pieces, which Clean the World will re-manufacture into 3-ounce bars and then distribute both domestically and internationally.

About Clean the World

Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 2,250 hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 22 million bars of soap in 96 countries. Through the “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information:

CONTACT:
John Terry
Clean the World
jterry@cleantheworld.org
407-574-8353 Ext. 1028

Global Handwashing Day Infographic – Soap Saves Lives

Wednesday, Oct. 15, is Global Handwashing Day. It is a day for raising awareness about the benefits of hand washing with soap. Please share this infographic and help spread the word.

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U.S. Senators Help Clean The World In Bipartisan Hygiene Kit Build

On, Wednesday, Sept. 17, we proved there are no political boundaries when it comes to the battle against hygiene-related illnesses. Legislators from both sides of the aisle joined Clean the World in the U.S. Capitol to promote hand-washing and proper hygiene in advance of Global Handwashing Day on Oct. 15.

To kick off the event in the Capitol’s historic LBJ Room, Clean the World founder Shawn Seipler was joined by the senators from Nevada, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP Sen. Dean Heller.
“I am pleased to join my colleague Senator Heller in promoting the Clean the World’s Capitol Hill Hygiene Kit Building Initiative. These kits will be distributed to those in extreme poverty and to the homeless – including homeless military veterans and their families,” said Senator Reid. “While it may seem routine to most, the simple act of hand-washing helps save lives. Today, we are doing our small part to help all families lead healthier, happier lives.”
Members of congress and other guests then built the first of 50,000 ONE Project hygiene kits that will be assembled and donated to national veterans’ organization U.S.VETS, and The Shade Tree, a women and children’s shelter in Las Vegas.
It was an emotional day for the Clean the World team as we shared our mission with leaders on Capitol Hill. They had a genuine interest in and appreciation for what we have accomplished in just five years.
Thank you so much to the corporate sponsors that made it all possible: the American Cleaning Institute, Dallas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, HelmsBriscoe, Sands Cares, Unilever, and UPS.
Click the photo below to see a slideshow from the “Build on the Hill.”

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Press Release: Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World to Lead Las Vegas Community Build of 100,000 Disaster Relief Hygiene Kits

Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World to Lead Las Vegas Community Build of 100,000 Disaster Relief Hygiene Kits

National Preparedness Month effort mobilizes the Las Vegas community to build a bank of supplies that the American Red Cross will distribute to disaster victims in Las Vegas and throughout the United States

LAS VEGAS – Sept. 8, 2014 – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and international nonprofit Clean the World invite the Las Vegas community to join LVS (Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo) Team Members in a two-day volunteer effort to build 100,000 ONE Project hygiene kits for disaster relief efforts conducted by the American Red Cross in the Las Vegas area and for major disasters in the United States.
Underscoring September as National Preparedness Month, LVS will underwrite and host community builds on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21 at The Venetian | The Palazzo as part of the company’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World.
Interested community volunteers ages 8 and above can sign up at http://disasterkitbuild.eventbrite.com for two-hour shifts to assemble ONE Project hygiene kits for disaster relief victims. Throughout the builds, LVS will provide volunteers with free refreshments and ongoing raffles for hotel, restaurant and shopping prizes. Volunteer shifts will run 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21.
“We are committed to supporting Clean the World and we know that it’s critical during times of disaster that the necessities we take for granted become the foundation for keeping people healthy and moving ahead,” said Michael Leven, LVS president and chief operating officer. “This community build is an important effort to ensure Clean the World and the American Red Cross can help disaster victims when they most need it. We hope the Las Vegas community will join our Team Members in reaching this ambitious goal to build 100,000 disaster relief hygiene kits in two days.”
Each disaster relief hygiene kit includes soap that was collected from Las Vegas hospitality properties, such as The Venetian | The Palazzo, and recycled through Clean the World’s new soap sanitation and processing equipment, made possible through a $1 million commitment in 2014 by LVS. Other amenities in the kit include shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, which address the most critical hygiene essentials in a disaster situation.
“With the substantial partnership of Las Vegas Sands, Clean the World will have our largest build ever and the potential to impact so many people in their time of critical need,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and executive director of Clean the World. “The power of our work to drive the global hygiene revolution is amplified by bringing together the generous support of Las Vegas Sands, the tremendous impact of the America Red Cross in disaster relief situations and the amazing volunteer manpower of the Las Vegas community.”
The American Red Cross will distribute the ONE Project hygiene kits to disaster victims in the Las Vegas area and to victims affected during major disasters in the U.S., such as hurricanes and floods. Locally, hygiene kits will be given to families displaced by disasters such as fires and flooding.
“Right in our own backyard, hundreds of families every year find themselves unexpectedly without access to their homes, personal items and sense of security,” said Scott Emerson, CEO for the American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter. “These 100,000 kits will make an enormous impact on our ability to provide emergency relief to disaster victims in our region and around the country.”
The disaster relief kit build came about through LVS’ ongoing partnership with Clean the World as part of the company’s global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. Beyond its corporate philanthropic partnership with Clean the World, LVS also works with the nonprofit organization to drive sustainable practices on its properties. Since 2011, LVS and Clean the World have recycled more than 50 tons of waste from LVS properties into more than 550,000 bars of recycled soap.
For more information about the September 20-21 Disaster Relief Kit Build, or Sands Cares and key corporate citizenship initiatives, please visit www.sandscares.sands.com.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world’s leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities.
Our properties include the five-diamond Venetian and Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company’s award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 2,100 hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 17 million bars of soap in 96 countries. Through the “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information: http://www.cleantheworld.org.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Contacts:
Ron Reese
(702) 414-3607
Rachanee Srisavasdi
(949) 892-0305
Dawn Britt
(702) 449-2818
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Sands Clean the World Kit Build

Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World Disaster Relief Hygiene Kit Build

September is National Preparedness Month, and Las Vegas Sands invites you to join the Sands Cares team to build Clean the World ONE Project hygiene kits for disaster relief efforts.

We’re joining forces with Clean the World to build 100,000 ONE Project hygiene kits that will be distributed by the American Red Cross to victims of disasters large and small — here at home in the Las Vegas community and across the U.S. We need your help to reach the goal of creating this important emergency resource!
Sign up for a 2-hour volunteer shift to help build kits, with special perks from Las Vegas Sands properties for volunteers — refreshments, t-shirts, raffles for great prizes, great entertainment and more. Please arrive 30 minutes before your shift begins for a short orientation. Parking will be available in the structure at The Venetian I The Palazzo and please refrain from bringing personal belongings. Children are welcome to volunteer, but must be 8 years of age and accompanied by a parent or adult.
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Kana Contributions Result in 58,000 Bars of Recycled Soap

Hilton Garden Inn, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

With more than 30 properties across 10 states, Kana Hotel Group develops and manages quality hotels that include brands such as Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Springhill Suites by Marriott, Staybridge Suites and Holiday Inn Express.

Through their participation in Clean the World’s Hospitality Partner Program, Kana hotels have contributed nearly 11,000 pounds of discarded soap and more than 6,000 pounds of bottled amenities to the Global Hygiene Revolution. That is enough to manufacture 58,000 recycled soap bars, and to put more than 12,000 bottles in ONE Project hygiene kits.
Thanks, Kana, for helping stem the spread of hygiene-related illnesses!
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