Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cleaning the World

This morning, together with a round of Manor Mania order boxes, the mailman collected two extra ones. These two boxes were filled with Mischief Makers, end slices, and various soap scrappy doos. They're headed to an organization in Florida for a very good cause.

Clean the World Foundation, Inc. was founded in February 2009 by two individuals, Shawn Seipler and Paul Till, as a Florida not-for-profit corporation. Through the collection, recycling and distribution of soap and shampoo products discarded by hotels every day, Clean the World is dedicated to preventing millions of deaths caused by acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease.

We tend to take soap for granted, but those little blocks do a lot, and it's something you really miss when you don't have it. It's hard to believe that in some parts of the world, there's such a serious shortage. It's difficult to really make a difference in the big wide world, but as a soapmaker I feel that this is one small part I can play in getting help to a lot of people.

2 comments:

Matt G. said...

On behalf of Clean the World (www.cleantheworld.org) in Orlando, Fla., thank you very much for your soap donation. We truly appreciate the thought and look forward to receiving it.

Each day 9,000 children die from acute respiratory illness (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). These are the top two killers of children younger than five. Studies indicate that at least 60 percent of these deaths can be prevented by washing with bar soap.

In less than two years Clean the World, with the help of our nearly 800 hotel partners and individual soap makers and donors like you, have distributed more than 7 million bars of soap to children and families in the U.S., Haiti and more than 40 countries. But there is still so much more to do...

If you'd like to help, please spread the word about Clean the World. And if you'd like to help financially, please visit our website to see what your $$ donations can do to help provide soap for children. Just $25 provides enough soap for 85 children for a full month. Think of what $50 or $100 could do.

Thanks for helping Clean the World.

Manor Hall said...

It's a great thing you've got going there at "Clean the World", Matt. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to tell us more about what you guys do there in Florida. Keep on keeping on!