Personal hygiene, including hand-washing with soap and water, is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness from one person to another and throughout an entire community.
In the United States, families who live in poverty depend on government assistance programs like food stamps to survive. Food stamps help tremendously by putting food on the table, but personal hygiene products like soap aren’t qualified for purchase.
Sacramento is one of the cities in the US with higher rates of the population receiving food stamps. Approximately 12% of adults living in Sacramento County receive food stamps, which is well over 155,000 in total. Sacramento also has the second largest incidence of human and sex trafficking in our country, and there is a lot to be done to aid survivors in their road to recovery. Now, think of all the people a bar of soap could help.
Various local shelters and organizations receive donations to help those who may be homeless, poverty-stricken, survivors of domestic violence, or sex/labor trafficking. They each distribute basic items like toiletries, linens, clothing, etc. With your help, we can fulfill the needs of Sacramento’s local shelters and missions 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.
We create our donation soaps once a quarter, and distribute them among the organizations in urgent need.
Do you know of another local Sacramento organization that would benefit from a donation of soap? Give us a shout so we can lather them up!