I've mentioned before that in our efforts to be a "green" property we save all of the left-over guest soaps and send them to Clean the World
for reprocessing. Last year the inn donated 15 pounds of soap to their cause. Not nearly as much as the Disney resorts
but more than nothing.
|photo from CTW blog|
Clean the World is a not-for-profit group based in Florida. Their mission is "save the millions of lives lost each year to acute lower-respiratory infection and diarreal illness by distributing recycled soap and promoting proper personal hygiene practices." They collect soaps from inns and hotels all over the country to melt, sanitize and reshape into bars to be used for personal hygiene and general cleaning. Remember the big Haitian earthquake? Clean the World was one of the first to send supplies. Their blog just featured their recent outreach to an orphanage in Guatemala.
In addition to collecting used soaps, Clean the World welcomes new soaps collected at community soap drives
. Anyone can organize a soap drive so I thought, why not have one here at the inn?
Any guest that brings a full-sized bar of new soap to be donated to Clean the World will be given a $5 credit toward their room rate, packages or gift shop items. (Limit of $10 discount per stay per room.) Any brand, any scent, no scent, whatever you like - or don't like, say, that smelly gift set that you have never opened from holidays long gone. Now if you get wild and crazy and want to bring more than one bar I will be happy to send them along. This promotion will run through June 20, 2012.
Let the bubbles begin!