Soap Needed in Haiti

It’s not hard to find ourselves wondering what we can do for those who have been devastated by the earthquakes in Haiti. I was very excited when I found out that many members of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild have already contributed hundreds of pounds of soap to the Clean Your World organization. I am looking forward to contributing my share, and hope that others will join me. Here is the info:

DonateSoap Soap Needed in Haiti

Dear soap maker,

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides much-needed soap to the third world, “Clean the World,” has asked me to mobilize the handmade soap community. The need for soap in Haiti is great.

Without hand washing, the broken sewers, plumbing, and toilets in Haiti will lead to diarrhea-related bacterial infections, which sadly effect children the most and lead to 5 million deaths annually. You can help!

All soap is rebatched by Clean the World before distribution, so you can send cold process, hot process, handmilled, melt-and-pour, even half-used bars as well as shampoo (opened or unopened) to:

Clean the World
400A Pittman St.
Orlando, FL 32801

The soaps do not need to be labeled in any kind of way (ingredients, type of soap, etc.). Please include a brief note with your contact information explaining that you’ve donated handmade soap and whether you’d like a receipt for your taxes.

Our contact at Clean the World is co-founder and managing director Paul Till. He can be contacted at info@cleantheworld.org (although he is very swamped at the moment!)

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO OTHER SOAP MAKERS! Thank you.

For more information (including a “Donate Soap to Haiti/Clean the World” image and HTML code for your website), please Click Here.

9 thoughts on “Soap Needed in Haiti

  1. Thanks for reposting this!
    .-= Staci Marquez-Nichols´s last blog post ..Thank You for Donating Soap to Haiti =-.

  2. Based on the information on the Clean the World website, they are mainly receiving donations from hotels – recycled soap and shampoo, so it does NOT have to be handmade soap. I didn’t see anything about laundry bars, though.

  3. Hello all,

    My name is Staci Marquez-Nichols, owner of Sustainable Soaps. I am coordinating handmade soap donations with Paul Till (managing director of Clean the World).

    Soap of any kind is acceptable because Clean the World rebatches it before sending it out for distribution. Clean the World also takes shampoo.

    For complete information on donating handmade soap to Haiti, please view my original blog post at:

    http://thesoapblog.com/2010/01/14/please-donate-soap-to-haitian-relief-effort.aspx

    The Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild has also gotten involved. You can view their blog post at:

    http://www.soapguild.org/blog/2010/01/hsmg-partners-with-clean-the-world

    -Staci
    .-= Staci Marquez-Nichols´s last blog post ..Thank You for Donating Soap to Haiti =-.

  4. Thank you for posting this, Amy. I never thought of it either, Muthering Heights, and I am sitting on hundreds of chunks of leftover soaps. Off they go, first thing in the am.

  5. Is there still a need for soap? The last post on the subject was more than two years ago.

  6. @Shayna – Clean the World is still taking donations, but I’m not sure if they are still focusing on Haiti right now. Your contribution is still appreciated!! I do have updated information about where to send your soaps here.

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