Soap for Society
Personal hygiene, including hand-washing with soap and water, is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of illness from one person to another and throughout a community. It also promotes emotional well-being and self-worth, and can give someone a sense of dignity during a difficult time.
Families who live in poverty often depend on government assistance programs like food stamps to survive. Approximately 12% of all Californians receive food stamps - that's 4.5 million people statewide. Food stamps help tremendously by putting food on the table, but personal hygiene products like soap aren’t qualified for purchase.
California is also a major destination for labor and sex trafficking, with its extensive international border and large economy. There is much to be done to aid survivors in their road to recovery. Now, think of all the people a bar of soap could help.
We donate soap to local shelters and organizations providing assistance to people who may be homeless, poverty-stricken, survivors of domestic violence or sex/labor trafficking. These organizations distribute basic items like clothing and toiletries to people in need, and with your help, we can fulfill their needs for soap!
We use all of our scraps from normal production as the base for our donation soaps, which means no waste and more soap for everyone! The more soap we sell, the more soap we make, which means more Soap for Society.
Some organizations who've received soap from us include CASH, Loaves and Fishes, My Sisters House, Sacramento LGBT Community Center, and WEAVE, Inc. We create our donation soaps once a quarter and distribute them among organizations in urgent need.
Do you know of another local organization that would benefit from a donation of soap? Give us a shout so we can lather them up!