Today’s the day you give back. You make your way into the Clean the World warehouse and immediately your senses are overcome with the fresh aromas of soap. Your sense of smell has been wiped clean. You see hundreds of others dedicating their free time to helping others. Some are unboxing and separating donated hygiene products like lotion, shampoo and conditioner. Others are operating heavy machinery that processes, mixes and shapes new bars of soap. The teamwork and unity in this large room is far from uncanny. Suddenly you realize you really can help create a difference. On Friday, Sept. 15, members of the Lake Nona Rotary and the Orlando Magic volunteered their time to help give back and assemble relief kits for Hurricane Irma victims at the Clean the World headquarters near Boggy Creek, where liberation is provided one bar of soap at a time.
Clean the World is a nonprofit organization that recycles soap and hygiene products to prevent hygiene-related deaths around the world. It was founded in 2009 by Shawn Seipler. The non-profit is keeping busy creating relief kits with the many hurricanes that have created immense amounts of damage. Its world headquarters are located right along the outskirts of Lake Nona at 2544 East Landstreet Rd., Suite 600, Orlando, FL 32824. Clean the World has recycling operation centers all over the world: Hong Kong, Canada, London, Las Vegas and Orlando.
Soap saves lives, and Clean the World is proving that. The nonprofit has distributed more than 40 million bars of soap to more than 115 countries, and they’re not done yet. There are many opportunities to volunteer, whether it’s donating time or money, and you can visit cleantheworld.org to discover how you can help.