October 15, 2013
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Oct. 15, 2013 – Hotels for Hope, the Austin, Texas-based hotel brokerage company, today announced its partnership with Clean the World, the social enterprise that distributes recycled soap and hygiene products from hospitality partners to children and families in countries suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children – acute respiratory infection and diarrheal diseases.
Clean the World joins Hotels for Hope’s current list of charitable partner organizations that focus on humanitarian aid. Through the partnership, Clean the World will benefit from Hotels for Hope’s model for giving, which contributes $2 for every room night stay to charitable partner organizations that seek to help children live happier and healthier lives. Announcing the partnership today is significant because this is Global Handwashing Day. The worldwide celebration aims to raise awareness about the benefits of washing hands with soap.
“We are thrilled to partner with Clean the World,” Hotels for Hope founder, Neil Goldman said. “By aligning with other entities within the hospitality industry that are focused on the advancement of human welfare, we are making great strides toward our goal of changing the way the industry as a whole operates and advancing social responsibility. The partnership with Clean the World provides a unique opportunity to make a positive impact both locally and across the globe.”
Hotels for Hope will also serve as the hotel booking engine for Clean the World’s hospitality partners at www.cleantheworld.org. This allows Clean the World’s nearly 2,000 hospitality partners to be prominently featured so consumers may easily and intentionally book rooms at hotels that partner with Clean the World. Hotels for Hope will donate $2 for every room night stay to Clean the World. Each donation will pay for a hygiene kit through Clean the World’s ONE Project, which provides much-needed hygiene supplies to the homeless and families in transition throughout North America.
“Hotels for Hope’s concept of turning room nights into social change is perfectly in line with our mission,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and executive director of Clean the World. “With support from the hospitality industry, we can dramatically reduce hygiene-related deaths simply by giving people soap and proper education on how and when to use the soap. This partnership will directly benefit Clean the World through financial contributions, and also provide indirect benefits by driving business to our hospitality partners.”
To date, Hotels for Hope has donated more than $200k to its charitable partners. For more information or to book rooms, visit www.hotelsforhope.org.
About Hotels for Hope
Hotels for Hope provides hotel brokerage services to large groups through a simple business model that contributes $2 for every room night stay to charitable organizations that seek to help children live happier and healthier lives. Since its inception, Hotels for Hope has donated more than $200k. For more information, visit www.hotelsforhope.com.
About Clean the World
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from nearly 2,000 hospitality partners to children and families in countries suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 14 million bars of soap in nearly 70 countries. Through the “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to the homeless and families in transition throughout North America. For more information, visit http://www.cleantheworld.org