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SoapBox Soaps in the Press

  • Yahoo News

    November 2014 •Battling Ebola: Little Things Count

    SoapBox, a U.S. company working to spread healthful sanitation practices with a one-for-one model (think Toms shoes for soap), is donating its product through Caulkner's group.

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  • CBS Los Angeles

    December 2014 •ONEHOPE Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday IndieGoGo Campaign To Create More Businesses That Give Back

    There are currently 12 companies who have collectively donated over $1.5 million to over 200 charities thus far through the ONEHOPE Foundation. Some include:Soapbox Soaps – every soap provides soap for someone in need

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  • You & Me This Morning

    December 2014 •Holiday Javy: SoapBox Products

    Melissa Forman and Jeanne Sparrow, hosts of You & Me This Morning, discuss Soapbox Soaps as a great holiday gift.

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  • Self Magazine Online

    October 2014 •Innovation in the Air For One of the Oldest Public Health Interventions

    When it comes to hand washing etiquette the rules are a no-brainer, err at least should be. If you need a refresher check out this sweet infographic. Hint: you need soap and at least 20 seconds of washing. One company is making this experience a bit more philanthropic with a soap that gives back.

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  • ABC7 Eyewitness News New York

    October 2014 •Innovation in the Air For One of the Oldest Public Health Interventions

    In Celebration of Global Handwashing Day, for every bar os soap sold in the Northeast region of Whole Foods, a bar will be given to Food Bank for NYC.

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  • National Geographic NewsWatch

    October 2014 •Innovation in the Air For One of the Oldest Public Health Interventions

    Cici Pandol from SoapBox Soaps described their innovative business model as the ‘TOMS of Soap’, donating a bar of soap to someone who needs it for every bar of soap they sell.

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  • Mom.me

    October 2014 •Mom Candy - A daily look at our latest obsessions.

    Soapbox, a company that equals soap with hope, donates a bar of soap or vitamins to children in need (here and abroad) for every item purchased. Made with all natural ingredients, this lovely bottle is full of both scent and sensibility.

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  • RVA News

    October 2014 •Day #076: Redefine food security

    The RamPantry’s mission extends beyond simply handing out cans...They now offer toiletries, thanks to recent donations from the VCU School of Dentistry and Soapbox Soaps.

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  • The Examiner

    September 2014 •6 African Black Soaps to Cleanse and Nourish Skin

    Soapbox Soaps came out with Black Liquid Hand Soap with the same skin detoxifying benefits as its popular bar counterpart. Activated charcoal and sea salt smooth, cleanse and exfoliate. And, when you buy Soapbox Soap products, they donate soap, vitamins or clean water funding to developing countries

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  • PR Week

    September 2014 •Cause Focused Companies No Fad

    To avoid associating the products with guilt, the brand talks about the lives improved through purchases of Soapbox and how buying the brand is like getting "a high-five from a child," said Dave.

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  • Empact

    September 2014 •The Empact 100 List: Companies to Watch

    SoapBox Soaps named on of the top 100 companies to watch by Empact Showcase.

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  • Entrepreneur.com

    September 2014 •Top 30 Startups to Watch

    If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then Soapbox Soaps is pretty angelic.Working under the equation “Soap = Hope,” this startup provides a bar of soap, a year’s worth of vitamin supplements or enough clean water for a month for every product it sells.

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  • Drug Store News

    September 2014 •SoapBox Soaps expands presence in Whole Foods

    SoapBox Soaps, a mission-based personal care company, launched an all-natural line of soaps in five new Whole Foods regions earlier this week.

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  • Praxis Labs

    August 2014 •Praxis 2015 Fellow

    Our 2015 Business Accelerator Fellows were selected through a rigorous, highly competitive application process that included a comprehensive application and in-depth video interview.

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  • Small Business Forum

    August 2014 •Secrets of Success- David Simnick

    Dave’s got a house full of notebooks—he doesn’t like to let ideas get away from him. Give him a concept, and he’ll start tinkering with it.

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  • Reason Magazine

    August 2014 •The Rise of Hipster Capitalism

    "Ultimately, money is power, and if you have more power you can use that power for good things," says David Simnick, CEO and co-founder of SoapBox Soaps.

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  • Drug Store News

    August 2014 •Hot Beauty products at NACDS Total Store Expo 2014 - Part 3

    If you know the concept behind Toms footwear, then you definitely understand the mission of SoapBox.

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  • Coley Cares

    August 2014 •Coley's Favorites

    Soapbox Soaps allows YOU to make a difference in the world just by simply purchasing their products.

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  • The Read

    August 2014 •The Upheaval

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  • One Green Planet

    August 2014 •Love to Shop? Check out these Cool Companies that Give Back

    Soap is a basic staple that, unfortunately, not everyone on our planet has access to. When you buy a bar of soap or a bottle of body wash from SoapBox Soaps, they’ll donate a bar of soap, fresh drinking water or vitamins to children around the world.

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  • Elevation DC

    August 2014 •After National Whole Foods Expansion, Social Soap Company Plans $1.5m + Series A Raise

    SoapBox is careful to work with partners so that the company's efforts are sustainable and don't create aid dependency.

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  • Whole Foods Monthly Magazine

    July 2014 •Giving Comes Naturally: Charities and Companies that Give Back

    Donations have been sent to numerous countries on four continents, and have gone to nursing homes and womens' and homeless shelters in the United States. Soap = Hope!

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  • Going Green Today

    July 2014 •Green Business Profile: SoapBox Soaps

    Imagine if for every bar of soap you bought, a child in need got a bar of soap too. That is the concept behind Soapbox Soaps.

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  • WLox 13

    July 2014 •New Hope Natural Media and Sterling-Rice Group Unveil the NEXTY Editor's Choice Awards Winners

    SoapBox Soaps not only makes great natural soaps and other personal care products, the company is raising the bar for purpose-driven business with its buy-one-give-one model, which provides soap, fresh water and vitamin supplements to children across the globe.

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  • Delicious Living

    July 2014 •SoapBox Soaps Makes Mission-Driven Suds a Success

    Soap = Hope. For the young, inspiring entrepreneurial team behind Alexandria, Virginia-based SoapBox Soaps, these two words support the powerful idea that consumerism really can have a positive impact.

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  • Dorothy Lane Market

    June 2014 •Fresh News: SoapBox Soaps

    ‘Soap = Hope’ is Soapbox's tagline. More than 3,000 children's lives could be saved everyday with something as simple as a bar of soap and clean water.

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  • Avenue News

    June 2014 •SoapBox Soaps Partners with CAN

    Thanks to a new partnership with the Community Assistance Network (CAN), a local nonprofit focused on eradicating poverty, and SoapBox Soaps, a for-purpose company with a strong social mission at its core, thousands of local residents will now be able to receive the most basic items.

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  • Insight Magazine

    June 2014 •A Bar of Hope

    These all-natural soaps are not only beautifully packaged and available in a range of fresh scents, they help fulfill SoapBox's mission to make the world a better place one bar of soap at a time.

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  • Fox31 Denver

    May 2014 •Innovative Colorado Products

    Carlotta Mast from New Hope Natural Media takes us look at some Colorado products that represent the most innovative edge of the natural products industry.

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  • NCTV17

    May 2014 •Bring Hope with Soap

    Local entreprenuer Dave Simnick has hit a major target because that’s where you'll find his new line of organic liquid hand soaps.

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  • WTVR CBS 6

    May 2014 •Company Donates 3000 Bars of Soap to Food Pantry

    The Soapbox Soaps company made a special delivery to the Colonial Heights Food pantry Thursday morning.

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  • Global Pouch Forum

    April 2014 •Soap Packages Stand on SoapBox for Charity

    The range of soaps that will initially be retailed through Target stores have been produced by SoapBox Soaps with the packaging supplied and labelled by M&H Plastics (mhplastics.com, part of the RPC Group) in Virginia. The 11 Fl.oz. bottles show a striking wood-grain finish and an embossed logo.

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  • PR Web

    April 2014 •SoapBox Launches Liquid Hand Soap Nationwide at 300 Target Locations

    In its first nationwide launch, SoapBox Liquid Hand Soaps will be available for $3.99, at 300 Target store locations beginning this week.

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  • CGT Magazine

    April 2014 •Standout 2014 SMBs

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  • PR Newswire

    March 2014 •Winner of the 2014 NEXT Accelerator Natural Products

    New Hope Natural Media Announces the Winner of the 2014 NEXT Accelerator Natural Products Pitch-Slam at Natural Products Expo West

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  • Huffington Post

    February 2014 •Shut Up and Listen To Your Mentors

    David Simnick: How to Surround Yourself with Advisors/Mentors that Will Help Build Your Business Faster + Stronger

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  • MSNBC's Your Business

    January 2014 •Equal Equity: How One Company Divided Up Its Ownership

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  • Tech Cocktail

    December 2013 •David Simnick: The 6 Steps That Took His Company From Fight Club in the Basement to Success in the Real World

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  • Chicago Sun Times

    December 2013 •Things We Love

    It’s unclear if a soap can actually cleanse your karma, but this one comes pretty close: For each bottle sold, this business, started by Naperville native David Simnick, donates soap, clean water and vitamins to children in need.

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  • Huffington Post

    December 2013 •Future Entrepreneurs: Don't Quit Your Day Job

    Many accomplished entrepreneurs recommend that you quit your day job in order to become an entrepreneur. I disagree. You don't have to quit your day job to start a new project; you do when it is time to scale it.

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  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

    December 2013 •Middle Schoolers Sell SoapBox Soaps

    Need a stocking stuffer idea? This weekend, December 7 and 8, after all masses, middle school students will be selling Soapbox Soaps.

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  • National Journal

    December 2013 •This Soap Could Save the World

    In the small, hardwood-floor office in Old Town Alexandria, just outside of Washington, six millennials—the youngest 21, the oldest 28—run a fast-growing start-up called Soapbox that began with a simple pitch.

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  • Time Warner News New York 1

    November 2013 •Soap Company Aims to do Good While Turning Profits

    While Americans stock up on gifts this holiday shopping weekend, there’s a way to support a worthy cause at the same time.

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  • In the Capital

    September 2013 •Meet Dave Simnick: SoapBox Soaps Founder Takes on Global Challenges

    Soapbox Soaps not only makes some wonderfully high quality products, but does so with a purpose - to bring sanitation services to the world's neediest populations.

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  • Montgomery City Council

    August 2013 •SoapBox Soaps- Made in Montgomery

    A profile of a Montgomery County business that is run by a small group of young entrepreneurs whose plan it is to use soap to improve the world

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  • AU Kogod School of Business

    August 2013 •Chasing the Dream: Alumni Launch Soap-Making Startup, Bring Hygiene to Impoverished

    Where's the soap? That's the question Dave Simnick found himself asking during a postgrad internship for a USAID subcontractor working on international hygiene and water filtration projects.

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  • Naperville Sun Times

    July 2013 •Naper Pow Wow: If You're on Your Soapbox- One for a Good Cause

    Buy a soap, give a soap and help a child in need. Naperville’s own David Simnick is one of the three young adults who came up with the idea for SoapBox a few years ago.

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  • Career Fuel

    June 2013 •Social Entrepreneur

    After a year of pleading, Whole Foods gave them an opportunity to trial their products in one of their stores. “I stood behind a demo desk in that store from 9am to 9pm on as many days as they would let me,” David laughs, “And it worked.”

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  • Washington Post

    May 2013 •AU Grad Finds Niche in Local Soap Business

    “What it really boiled down to was that we had this mission [to distribute soap] ,” said Simnick, who graduated from American University in 2009. “Learning how to make soap and run a business came later.”

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  • The Examiner

    April 2013 •SoapBoxSoaps.com

    “The hand soaps smell and clean well, as do the bar soaps. The package design for all of Soap Box Soaps are excellent too! You get what you pay for!

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  • Wall Street Journal

    March 2013 •How to Make Internships Pay Off

    David talking about benefit of interns working in the office

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  • Launch.it

    November 2012 •SoapBox Soaps Launches Video Gift Messaging to Personalize Gifting Via Sociagram!

    “SoapBox Soaps launches video gift messaging to personalize gifting via Sociagram!

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  • Fitness Magazine

    April 2012 •Life-Saving Soaps

    Do good while you wash up with soaps from Hand in Hand Sustainable Suds and SoapBox Soaps.

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  • Treehugger

    February 2012 •10 Great Green Gifts for Valentine's Day

    The company makes organic bars -- free from parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, and preservatives -- and, with each one purchased, sends a second bar to a needy child.

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  • Trend Hunter

    January 2012 •Hand-Washing for Haiti

    SoapBox Soaps uses their branding to connect customers with the people they're helping.

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  • Naperville News 17

    January 2012 •Making a Difference

    Now making a difference can come as easy as shopping.

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  • The Early Show CBS

    December 2011 •Holiday Mishaps

    SoapBox is a great evergreen giftto keep on hand, just in case you forgot someone on your list!

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  • NY Daily News

    December 2011 •Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Gifts that Give Back

    Indulge in suds that give back

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  • She Knows

    December 2011 •Must-Have Skin Care Products for 2012

    Soapbox Soaps leaves the natural glycerin in their bars (unlike most brands) to give skin a softer, sexier feel.

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  • Shop With Meaning

    September 2011 •SoapBox Soap Saves Lives

    Every time you buy a bar, a matching bar of soap is sent to a child in need. From homeless shelters in Washington, D.C. to South America, Africa, and Asia, SoapBox soaps travels around the world, helping children in need.

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  • Naperville News 17

    December 2010 •SoapBox Soaps

    “I think social mission products are the next big thing,” said Simnick. “And I think that’s smart not only for the business side, but it’s also because you really get to change the world for running a business like this.”

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  • Purdue Krannert School of Management

    December 2010 •Krannert Alum Hopes to Help Wash Away Disease

    Krannert Alum hopes to help wash away disease.

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  • Media Kit

    SoapBox Soaps Media Kit

    Download our media kit to learn more about who we are and what we do!

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  • Impact Report

    Learn more about where SoapBox is giving around the globe and here in the USA.

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  • Press Releases

    ”Whole Foods Regional Giving Program Kickoff”

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