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Clean the World

Wash those hands!

Imagine, if you dare, a life without soap. Impoverished people around the world die every day form acute respiratory and diarrheal disease simply because they have no soap. Every year more than five million lives are lost to these diseases, with the majority of deaths being children under age five.

With all that in mind, a local non-profit called "Clean the World," has come up with an amazing concept.

Discarded soaps, shampoo bottles, conditioners and lotions are now being collected, and brought to their huge warehouse. The organization has distributed more than 8 million bars of recycled soap and hygiene kits where needed.

The soaps and bottles, which would otherwise be thrown away after a one time use, are used to battle the spread of disease. After the items are collected, they go through a cleaning process that make them just as sanitary and effective as one you would buy in a store or unwrap in a luxury hotel.

Volunteers

Join me, at the Clean the World warehouse on Thursday September 26 at 9AM. After arriving we'll see a short video on the organization, tour the facility and then get down to some business. There'll be bins and bins of used soap and plastic bottles. We'll be sorting the bottles to prepare them for hygiene kits. The hygiene kits will then be shipped out to victims of natural disasters, local area shelters, homeless organizations and impoverished countries throughout the world.

Gloves will be supplied if needed. Younger volunteers, need to be 10 years of age and must be accompanied by a parent. Clean the World couldn't do their important humanitarian work without the help of volunteers like us.

Volunteer commitment will be no more than 2 fast paced hours. Plenty of water will be on hand.  The warehouse is cooled solely by swamp coolers, so it won't quite be as well air conditioned as you might be used to. 

Hope to see you there!

Mary-Beth 

Please, please, please RSVP with integrity. Any questions, feel free to text me at 439-8857. 

**Volunteers are required to fill out a Volunteer Waiver form.

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  • Elizabeth Burns K.

    Can someone add the group photo here? Thanks!

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Kathi M.

    A great group for my 1st time ever. As soon as i download the photos, will share. Thanks to everyone for making this a great experience.

    September 26, 2013

  • Diane

    So glad I was able to make it after all...even though I missed most of the video! Had a really fun time sorting and chatting with good tunes to help us keep the beat!

    September 26, 2013

  • Diane

    Just had a fender bender! Doubt I can make.it...

    September 26, 2013

    • Mary-Beth

      Oh no. Hope you are OK. Take care of yourself. There is always next time.

      September 26, 2013

    • Kim

      I think that Diane deserves Brownie Points for showing up AFTER her fender bender. Whoot!

      2 · September 26, 2013

  • Kim

    Thank you for organizing this Mary-Beth. What a great cause and enjoyable bunch of volunteers!

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Rya Michele E.

    I'm sorry but something came up at the last minute and I won't be able to attend :(

    September 26, 2013

    • Mary-Beth

      No worries. Thanks for the head's up.

      September 26, 2013

  • Francoise

    sorry but I did something wrong with my back and I'm stuck.......really sorry ...next time

    September 25, 2013

  • Francoise

    I'm very happy to meet you for my first time .

    September 24, 2013

  • Billie M.

    So sorry, but I got a job (which is good for me)

    September 22, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Damn work getting in the way of my good clean fun. See what I did there? ;)

    September 13, 2013

    • Mary-Beth

      Oh I see it clearly, but you had to dirty is all up with the "D" word. Now, did you see what I did there?

      1 · September 13, 2013

    • Sigrid S.

      Mary Beth I'm very sorry to have to cancel for this event, I got lucky and got a much needed doctors appointment for Thursday morning. I'm sure there will be a next time.

      September 15, 2013

  • Kathi M.

    I was on the ORIGINAL crew last month and have been gathering a few things from friends to donate. I am now on the waiting list. WHat should I do with the things I have gathered? Sorry I missed the call to action.

    September 13, 2013

    • Mary-Beth

      I actually thought of you this morning. I tell you what. I have another meeting that day at 10--so I will come, check everyone in and you can have my spot..I wad so upset that I had inadvertently double booked, so this would make me feel better.

      1 · September 13, 2013

    • Kathi M.

      Thanks Mary-Beth. Can't wait to meet you. Look forward to working on this project.

      September 13, 2013

  • MARK

    HELLO I DO UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT THIS SIMPLE , BUT OVER LOOKED BY MANY OF US AMERICANS . THE NEED FOR AVAILABLE HYGIENE PRODUCTS & INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRACTICE OF EVERYDAY GOOD HEALTH THREW HYGIENE ! IF ITS NOT AVAILABLE ITS NOT PRACTICED ! MY ISSUE IS THAT IM NOT MOBIL , I SOLD MY CAR WHEN I WAS LAID OFF . SO ITS HARD FOR ME TO COMMIT THESE DAYS ! BUT I WILL TRY .

    September 13, 2013

    • Mary-Beth

      Hi there Mark, you are so right. For right now, you are on the waitlist, but stay tuned....if someone is not able to attend, you will be notified that a spot has opened up.

      September 13, 2013

  • Angela T.

    Sounds like clean fun. I think I can make this one. If not I will let you know a couple of days before.

    September 13, 2013

    • Mary-Beth

      Hi Angela. Welcome back. For right now, you are on the waitlist. If someone can't make it, you will get an e-mail telling you that a spot has become available.

      September 13, 2013

  • Denise

    Excited for my first event with the team :)

    September 12, 2013

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