Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Bar of Hope

Do you ever wonder what happens to those tiny bars of soap in hotel showers after they have been used only a few times by a guest? Does it get thrown away? Not if the non-profit Global Soap Project can help it.

The Global Soap Project reprocesses and distributes those barely used bars to vulnerable communities in Afghanistan, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon and Swaziland, preventing millions of avoidable deaths due to poor hygiene. To date, 75 tons of that soap has been saved and distributed worldwide.

Kalliste Soap Shop, a local Scarsdale soap manufacturer and retailer, is joining in GSP’s ongoing efforts and is kicking off its collaboration by hosting a Cocktail Party to raise awareness and funds for GSP.

“The resourcefulness of this project is remarkable. We are behind them 100% and will do whatever we can to help.” says Marie Labropoulos, owner of Kalliste. As part of its ongoing contribution to GSP, Kalliste Soap Shop will introduce a new scented bar, Bar of Hope, as part of its collection of gourmet, organic, and vegan handmade soaps and will be donating 50% of the profits to GSP. “I’m really excited about the opportunity GSP gives us to help out those less fortunate, and eager to play a role in eradicating preventable disease around the world,” says Labropoulos.

The event will be held on August 11th, 2011 starting, 5:30pm till 8:00pm at Kalliste’s retail store on 30 Garth Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583.


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