Sealed Air Diversey Care has raised more than US $4,100 (AUD $5,491) for the initiative Soap for Hope after donating $1 for ‘every like, love and share it received on its World Hand Hygiene Day social media posts’.
First launched in 2013, Soap for Hope is a collaboration between a number of hotels and Diversey Care that is based on the idea that used soap collected from the participating hotels can be recycled into fresh bars of soap and distributed to underprivileged local communities.
The aim of the initiative is to raise hygiene levels among people living in crowded slums in Asia and Africa, particularly in children who often become sick because they are unable to practice proper hand washing. ‘Soap for Hope currently recovers leftover hotel soap in 10 countries’.
“The more people we can encourage to practice hand hygiene at critical moments, the more lives we can save,” said Diversey Care president Dr Ilham Kadri.
“The program provides aid to impoverished communities around the world, and we are pleased to support such a worthwhile initiative.”
The donation from Diversey Care will ‘allow Soap for Hope to extend to additional geographies, and assist with projects in Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines’.