I received this email and I knew immediately that this was my way to contribute to the people of Haiti! If you're not a soap maker you can still contribute by donating monetarily to ship the much needed soap.
Dear soap maker,
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides much-needed soap to the third world, "Clean the World," has asked me to mobilize the handmade soap community. The need for soap in Haiti is great.
Without hand washing, the broken sewers, plumbing, and toilets in Haiti will lead to diarrhea-related bacterial infections, which sadly effect children the most and lead to 5 million deaths annually. You can help!
Send your cold process, hot process, or melt-and-pour soap to:
Clean the World c/o Threads of Compassion4625 Old Winter Garden Rd, Unit B7Orlando, FL 32811
The soaps do not need to be labeled in any kind of way (ingredients, type of soap, etc.). Please include a brief note with your contact information explaining that you've donated handmade soap and whether you'd like a receipt for your taxes.
Our contact at Clean the World is co-founder and managing director Paul Till. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org (although he is very swamped at the moment!)
or from Clean the World's website:
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO OTHER SOAP MAKERS! Thank you.For more information (including a "Donate Soap to Haiti/Clean the World" image and HTML code for your website), please visit:http://thesoapblog.com/2010/01/14/please-donate-soap-to-haitian-relief-effort.aspx