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Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers Turns Two!

In the United States, there are thousands of individuals without access to water, sanitation, and hygiene, as approximately 48% of the nation’s population is experiencing homelessness. Clean the World recognized this growing issue and, in August of 2017, teamed up with Las Vegas Sands to design a mobile hygiene unit to provide showers and hygiene amenities to those struggling in the Las Vegas community.  The mobile hygiene unit, known as Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers, has the ability to provide approximately 250 showers a week.

Since its launch, the mobile hygiene unit has provided an astonishing 13,665 showers and 11,000 hygiene kits to those in need in Clark County, Nevada. In addition to being stationed throughout the city, the Mobile Hygiene Unit partners with other organizations to provide access to a variety of vital services, including housing programs, clothing, and employment assistance.   

One of our many amazing partners in Las Vegas, Critical Assistance Relief Effort – also known as CARE – had this to say about the Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers:

“The impact this service has provided to the community and our clients is incredibly large.

Our agency does not have any shower’s available on site, and proper hygiene is absolutely necessary for our clients to obtain employment and eventually become self-sufficient to transition from the streets. Previously we had to refer them to other agencies, including shelters, in order to obtain a shower. These showers often happen in a group setting, which can not only be unhygienic, but also strips an already vulnerable population of dignity even further. They also only offer these showers on a limited time basis, which doesn’t always work for all the clients we see.

Every Wednesday of the week that the [Mobile Hygiene Unit has] been on property, there is absolutely an increase in the number of clients accessing the property. Obviously to utilize the [MHU], but also receiving C.A.R.E. services. Many people will come to access the shower, then end up coming in to the building and access the computers, fill out an application for services, etc.

The need for this service is absolutely there and we are so grateful to be able to host this amazing truck and work so closely with truly great people.”

To access the full testimonial from CARE, click here.

Thank you!

Sands Cares Las Vegas has been a valuable partner over the years, and Clean the World would like to give a huge thank you. Thanks to their generosity, thousands of people in need have been able to shower and benefit from the assistance the Mobile Hygiene Unit provides.

How you can get involved!

There are many ways to get involved! 

To lend a helping hand and volunteer at one of our Recycling Operating Centers (ROCs), visit VOLUNTEER. To make a financial contribution so that we can continue our mission, visit DONATE.

American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation Gives Back to Boca Raton

As summer winds down and many parents and children prepare for the upcoming school year, more than 15 million students in the U.S. will walk into their classrooms without much-needed supplies such as pens, pencils and bookbags. Fortunately, organizations such as American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation and Spirit of Giving Network take the initiative to give back to their community and help their local youth.

On January 8, 2019, American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation hosted a Clean the World Hygiene Kit Building Event. With the mission to inspire, protect, and restore dreams, American Family Insurance employees and volunteers came together to build 2,100 hygiene kits and present the them to the Spirit of Giving Network, a collaborative non-profit organization with a focus on children and families. 

The kits were portioned out to two groups in need. While 200 of the kits went to homeless, female veterans, the Spirit of Giving Network provided the remaining 1,900 kits to children of low-income families in Boca Raton on July 27, 2019, along with much-needed school supplies at their Back to School event.

“At our Back to School event, each child was paired with a personal shopper where they were able to pick out a backpack and appropriate school supplies, [received] new shoes, 2 pairs of socks, and the topping on the cake was receiving their [Clean the World Hygiene Kits]. The smiles were [heartwarming].” – Lindy Harvey

Thank you!

Thank you, American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation and all involved, for taking the time to assemble kits for those in need. Because of your selflessness, thousands of children have access to hygiene resources to complement their much-needed school supplies for the year.

How you can get involved!

Does hosting a Hygiene Kit Build sound interesting? Clean the World Hygiene Kit Builds are one-of-a-kind charitable experiences that help boost team morale and are a great way to improve your corporate social responsibility (CSR). 

To get involved and schedule your hygiene kit build today, visit BUILD HYGIENE KITS.

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