Soap Aid is a charity born from a Melbourne family’s 25 year involvement in the hotel amenities supply business (Concept Amenities) and their deep understanding and consciousness about their commercial impact on the environment and desire to protect the global community.
Today across the globe 2.4 billion people lack adequate sanitation, causing the spread of infectious diseases and preventable deaths. As a direct result, a tragic 5.9 million children under the age of 5 died in 2015 with over 50% of those deaths due to preventable childhood infectious diseases and conditions such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis, tetanus, HIV and measles. Pneumonia and diarrhoea remain major killers of young children throughout the world today, accounting for 25% of the deaths of children aged less than 5.
To prevent these needless deaths, Soap Aid collects partially used and discarded soap from hotels in Australia and New Zealand sending them to a central processing plant, where Soap Aid re-process the soaps and turn them into new, useful bars of soap that will help save lives.
Rotary Club of Sandringham is a proud supporter of Soap Aid, for further information.