The Hotel at Kirkwood Center partners to help save lives
According to Clean the World, nearly 2 million children under the age of five die from treatable diseases. The use of bar soap could reduce this rate by 30 to 65 percent. Conversely, hotels throw away nearly 2 million bars of soap. Hotels working with Clean the World donate both used and unopened products, which are sterilized, repackaged and delivered free to those in need across the globe.
Clean the World is a nonprofit organization founded in Florida in 2009. Its mission is to prevent millions of deaths caused by hygiene related illnesses. In a few short years, Clean the World has put more than 11 million soap bars and 325,000 pounds of shampoo and conditioner back into human use, eliminating 750 tons of waste.