Traveling to Guatemala with Clean the World, May 27 – 30, 2014

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Used Hotel Soap Ready to Be Cleaned at Clean the World, Orlando

Used Hotel Soap Ready to Be Cleaned at Clean the World, Orlando

Does used hotel soap have a life beyond a one-night scrub? If it’s lucky, it’s sent off to Clean the World where it’s sanitized, processed and distributed to families and children in the U.S., Canada and more than 65 countries across the globe.

A few years ago I shared the experience of volunteering with Clean the World which is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities. The non-profit has more than 1,700 hospitality partners throughout North America.

Founded in February 2009, the Orlando-based organization has distributed more than 12 million bars of soap worldwide and has diverted more than 750 tons of hotel soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion from landfills and put it to good use.

I’m very excited to share I’ll be joining Clean the World on a humanitarian mission to distribute soap in Guatemala May 27 – 30, 2014. I don’t have the details but it promises to be a life-changing immersion experience as we visit communities to see the challenges they face because they don’t have access to basic hygiene supplies. According to CTW, hand washing with soap reduces the impact of acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease, which are the top two killers of children younger than 5 years old.

And guess what? You’re invited to come along, too!

The fee to participate is $1,400 which includes round-trip airfare from Orlando or Miami to the destination, lodging, food, tips, activities and exit fees.

If you can’t make the Guatemala trip, a week earlier a soap distribution trip to Honduras is being offered May 17 – 22 for the same participation fee.

If interested, contact Rosanna Kingston at rkingston@cleantheworld.org by April 11, 2014.

Group size is limited to 7 participants so if you’re interested, secure your spot now.

Clean the World’s Mission:
1. Reduce the waste created by discarded soap and bottled amenities.
2. Prevent the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every day.

This really is an awesome organization doing good in the tourism industry by assisting citizens of the global community improve their hygiene and reducing waste in the environment.

Hope you’ll join me! And remember, if you’re vacationing in Orlando, you can volunteer a couple of hours at Clean the World.

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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