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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.