When it comes to life-threatening diseases, AIDS and cancer get the lion’s share of treatment funds (not to mention publicity). And we’re not knocking them as worthy causes. But did you know that every year, 3.5 million children die from diarrhea and pneumonia — diseases that could be prevented with…soap?
That’s right, proper hygiene could save one child from dying every 10 seconds!
So, how do we get soap into the hands of those who need it most? Through the Clean the World Initiative! This nifty little non-profit was founded in 2009 with a brilliantly simple idea: take the soap Americans are wasting (think single-use hotel packages) and send it to third-world countries like Haiti, Honduras, Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic.
Smart by Nature is leading the drive to get local lodging companies in our hometown of Telluride, Colorado, to donate their soap scraps for sorting, sanitizing and re-batching into new products by Clean the World. We are also working with the Handcrafted Soap Makers Association to encourage soapmakers to send their soap scraps to Clean the World too! To learn more, check out CleanTheWorld.
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