Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Soap for Hope

Last week we attended the Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers’ Conference, held here in Lancaster, PA. We learned SO much! Hey, even Innkeepers have to keep up with the latest and greatest information.
Attendees were encouraged to bring their used soap. “Used soap?” you might ask, “What on earth are Innkeepers going to do with a bunch of used soap?” Well, the innkeepers have teamed up with Clean The World Foundation.  

Clean the World has recognized that every year more than 5 million lives are lost to diseases that are completely preventable simply by hand washing and other good hygiene habits. Clean the World has made it possible for us innkeepers who would otherwise throw away hundreds if not thousands of little bars of soap every year to get these cast-offs out of our landfills and into the hands of people who need them.

During the 3-day conference, over 300 pounds of soap were collected. Your Authentic Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers were responsible for donating well over half of that amount! So, when you stay at one of our inns, rest assured that any soap that you might leave behind is going to a good cause.

Posted by: Bob and Lynne Griffin, Innkeepers at the Australian Walkabout Inn Bed and Breakfast

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