April 12, 2013

Soap Solution

This post was originally going to shine a spotlight on the launch of the “Hyatt Thrive Global Month of Community Service,” during which nearly 100,000 employees/associates at 480 properties around the world agree to volunteer their time and efforts in their communities during the month of April. But then, further into the press release, I learned about Hyatt’s newest nonprofit partner, Clean The World. Newshound that I am, I knew that was the real story.

In a nutshell the organization collects, recycles and distributes discarded soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions from the hospitality industry (everyone from the Best Western in Siren, Wis., to the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows) and donates them to impoverished people around the world. Since being founded in 2009 it has partnered with dozens of NGOs including Covenant House, The Salvation Army in Central Florida, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Floating Doctors and The Las Vegas Rescue Mission and helped prevent millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every year.

Big kudos to CTW for cleaning up the world one tiny toiletry at a time.

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