Monday, March 7, 2011

Clean the World

We have found another way to be more "green" and help people around the world at the same time.  We have become partners of Clean The World, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping protect impoverished  people around the world from disease by distributing soap and educational materials.

According to the Clean The World website: Impoverished people around the world die every day from acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease because they have no soap. The death toll is staggering. Each year more than five million lives are lost to these diseases with the majority of deaths being among children less than five years old. Studies have shown that simple hand washing substantially reduces the spread of these diseases. Unfortunately, the essential items for proper hand washing are unobtainable for millions of people worldwide. In an effort to prevent these needless deaths from occurring, Clean the World distributes recycled soap products, along with appropriate educational materials, to impoverished countries worldwide, and to domestic homeless shelter.

For our part, we send our partially used soaps and shampoos to CTW who then sterilizes and recycles them into new clean product.  CTW then distributes the recycled product around the world to where it is needed.  We are thrilled to be able to participate in this program!

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