MIAMI, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Soapbox Soaps co-founder David Simnick visited Camillus House in Miami, Florida to tour the facilities and also make a donation to the Camillus House Shower Program. During the donation, David met with local residents of Camillus House and also members of the Shower Program as he toured the campus.
“SoapBox is so proud to partner with the empowering programs of Camillus House. We look forward to continuing this amazing partnership to help those most in need here in the US. We thank you for your support, every purchase helps us give more!” commented co-founder David Simnick.
Camillus House is a non-profit agency serving the poor and homeless in South Florida since 1960. Camillus House provides a broad range of social and health services to over 12,000 men, women and children on an annual basis. This generous donation will allow Camillus House to continue helping over 150 individuals each day through the Shower Program.
Soapbox Soaps was founded in 2010 with a simple mission: to empower consumers to change the world through everyday, quality purchases. The journey of making the first batch of soap in the college apartment kitchen of David Simnick, co-founder and CEO, to a nationwide presence in some of the largest retailers, all in 5 years, has been fast-paced but fantastic.
When David learned that soap and clean water can make all the difference in the world for millions, he empowered people to make global change through everyday purchases. Yes, it’s that easy! For each product you buy they donate one. You can even track your donation through your Hope Code. What’s a Hope Code? Each SoapBox product has a unique code printed on the back that can be entered on their website so you can see exactly where your purchase will impact.
For domestic and relief bar donations, Soapbox Soaps partners with Global Soap Project, a nonprofit that collects hotel soap remnants and remakes them into new bars. Right now, 66% of the total bar donations stay stateside at homeless shelters and food banks, so your purchase might help someone right in your backyard!
For international bar donations, they work with smaller local organizations. Some of these organizations already have hygiene education programs in place and Soapbox Soaps simply provides the means to obtain soap in their local community. This helps local economies, gives a culturally relevant product, and saves the environment to boot! Additionally, other organizations train local people in the soap making trade to start their own businesses.