You might be surprised to learn that the leading causes of death for children globally are hygiene-related illnesses, which claim more than 2.4 million lives each year. That’s nearly one-third of all child deaths. Handwashing with soap is the single most effective way to prevent those deaths. In fact, soap is more effective than vaccines, medications, or clean water initiatives alone. Research has shown that soap can reduce the morbidity rates by more than 47% — meaning that millions of children could be saved each year if they had soap and understood how to properly wash their hands.
While this need for soap exists, hotels throw away millions of partially used bars of soap. Hotels in the United States alone discard an estimated 2.6 million bars daily. The Global Soap Project is working at the intersection of both of these issues to reduce waste and save lives.
Quite simply, we reduce waste and save lives, one bar of soap at a time. We receive partially-used and discarded soap from hotels, recycling it into millions of new bars, and distribute the new soap to people who lack access to it around the world. To-date, we’ve distributed new soap through relief efforts and hygiene education programs in 30 countries on four continents.
To maximize our impact in-country, we partner with leading global health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CARE, and Partners in Health, to identify and reach people who do not have access to soap, or people who lack an understanding of how and why to use it. We focus on short-term relief efforts (refugees and disaster victims) as well as long-term hygiene education programs for people living in extreme poverty.
Our goal is to ensure that once people receive soap, they have access to it for the rest of their lives. This means helping them understand how to use it, why to use it, and why it is worth acquiring from local sources long-term. In other words, we create an immediate positive health impact that can be sustained for the rest of their lives while supporting local economies, and without creating dependence on us or free soap.
RAMPS. In roughly two weeks the Ocean City beaches will be full of these things. Concrete ramps, wooden ramps, steel ramps, vert ramps, kicker ramps, spine ramps, natural moving water ramps (waves) and every other kinda ramp in between. We can rest assure that Evel Knievel will be smiling down on Ocean City during Dew Tour weekend. No, Evel didn’t invent the ramp, or the wheel, but he was the first to cast the spell of RADICAL upon these simple machines. What he did was true magic ...read more
As in there will be planes in Ocean City. June 8th through the 9th, Ocean City will be looking to the skies in awe as the 6th annual Air Show transcends. There is nothing plain about this event with the nations top civilian performers demonstrating flight formations and cutting edge jet technology, this event is anything but for the birds! The show is free and visible to those in close proximity to the boardwalk. Those seeking a more birds eye view, the Drop Zone and the Club ...read more
The transition into summer always feels the lengthiest. As an Ocean City-zen, some indicators that summer is nearly here are all around; the influx of people, the option to go to more than one restaurant, the weather…the recent thunder storms. . .oh wait that’s not thunder!? It’s Cruisin’ Ocean City week! The roar of the cars cruisin’ may fool a small child but not you. As an intelligent Ocean City frequenter you know this is the time of year when coastal highway is taken ...read more
Here in Ocean City, MD there’s quite a bit of living history. You can enjoy many of the same things today, that people enjoyed 50 and even 100 years ago. Trimper’s Carousel, Fisher’s Popcorn and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean are just a few that come to mind. One that might not come to mind on first thought, but is very much a part of Ocean City’s history, is the town’s skatepark. THE OCEAN BOWL. The Ocean Bowl’s roots run deep down on 3rd street, so deep, that it is, in fact, the ...read more
Or as the locals like to call it, “Spring fest”. The multicolored banners spanning from Salisbury to Ocean City are a constant reminder that Springfest is coming “4 day event” “May 2-5” and it’s time to celebrate. This reminder is convenient because with the bipolar weather, one often forgets Spring is here. This Springfest, forgive Spring for being such a tease. Indulge the senses with salty sea air and salty treats. There will be many a vendor to explore. ...read more
The invention of the wheel is a pretty significant milestone for mankind and the weekend of April 25th-28th we celebrate the minds that ventured outside the box. Bikes to the Beach endorses life on the road and American ingenuity. This is the third annual event and in the past it has proven to be a lively and loud showcasing of man and machinery. Bikes to the Beach will be held at Hoopers Crab House, located in west Ocean City. Exiting from 50 to the 90 bridge, will allow plenty ...read more
Who doesn’t like a delicious ripened tomato grown in your own backyard? Sounds good, and there are so many ways to enjoy these summertime treats. Perhaps you’d like to slice it up and place it between two warm slices of toast with a little bit of mayo? A classic Eastern Shore ‘mater sammich.’ This is how self proclaimed ‘tomato nut’ Jim Hudson most enjoys a delicious ripe tomato. It would be wise to trust his seasoned tomato taste, as owner of Luke’s Premier Foods his company is the ...read more
Memorial Day is just around the corner, so why not have those white dresses picked out? This April 14th from 1-4pm, join an array of wedding vendors as they showcase this year’s upcoming bridal fashions. Whether you are a blushing bride, bride to be, or just enjoy blush wine, this bridal show has much to offer. If fashion has not got you excited, there will also be live music and prizes, which include a free Caribbean Cruise for two! For the brides, if you have already exhausted ...read more
As winter fades and spring comes more and more into the picture there seems to be a common theme around here in Ocean City. GOOD RIDDANCE! Good riddance to the cold, the ice, the snow, the early nights and spending money on heating bills! Who likes spending money on heating bills!? Ain’t nobody got time for that. But! There is hope, believe it or not, even though its snowing outside right this minute, there is hope! SPRING! Ahh, glorious Spring. All the great poets write about it and ...read more
Visitors and participants will be flocking to Ocean City for this inaugural, unique rodeo beach event!
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be returning to headline in Ocean City!
Independence Day celebrations evoke nostalgic images of neighborhood celebrations and laid back fun!
Live music every Thursday night in July and August at Sunset Park in Ocean City Maryland by the Oceanic Motel.