When a customer buys one of our products, whether in a store or online, SoapBox donates a bar of soap to a person in need. Domestically, we work with an organization called Clean The World which collects hotel bar soap remnants and remakes them into new bars! We give these bars to homeless shelters and food pantries around the country. Soap is a top requests for shelters due to its frequency of use vs. the infrequency of soap donations to shelters. In fact, 66% of our bar donations are given in the US!
Internationally, we do a few different things. First, we work with local soap makers and local markets to purchase soap in country and give it to schools, orphanages, and medical centers. Second, we work with non-profits in the area to start soap making initiatives to teach and skill to local people and make soap for the community. Third, we support soap recycling organizations which collect hotel bar soap remnants and remakes them into bars to give to the community. We work this way to cut down on our carbon footprint (no need to ship soap overseas!) and to ensure we don't harm the local soap makers business by flooding their market with donated/free products.
To provide hygiene education, our team works with over 30 non-profits and non-government-organizations (NGO's) both domestically and internationally to educate, and empower the communities we serve. We especially highlight the importance of soap and hygiene in each of our aid campaigns.