Hand in Hand: Harnessing the Surprising Power of Soap

Did you know that more people die every year from water-related disease than from HIV and malaria combined ? Perhaps even more shocking: 45% of these lives could be saved if people could simply wash their hands – that’s almost half!

Unfortunately, many communities that must battle these diseases don’t have, and can’t afford to purchase, soap. Husband and wife team Bill and Courtney Glaab, founders of Hand in Hand, saw this need and were determined to make an impact.

Founders, Bill and Courtney Source | http://handinhandsoap.com/story

Founders, Bill and Courtney |  Source

Bill and Courtney knew it would be hard to rely on traditional donations, so they created a business that directly pairs purchases with donations using a one-for-one model. Each bar purchased funds the donation of a life-saving bar of soap and also provides a person with one month of clean water. 

Hand in Hand recently opened their first well in Haiti, providing clean water for over 240 families. Reflecting on this and similar trips, Bill shares, “our trips to Haiti truly remind us about what is important in life,” and “that through small acts, everyone can do their part to make the world a better place.”

Co-Founder Bill, teaching children how to use this tippy tap to wash their hands with water from the new well! |  Source

But Bill and Courtney go even further, by recognizing the importance of producers and the environment. Hand in Hand uses vegan and fair trade ingredients, protects the rainforest, and uses carbon neutral shipping. (See the extensive impact of your Hand in Hand purchase here.)

Check out some great Hand in Hand products below!

 

1. Sea Salt Bath Salt, $26
Experience a little bit of beachside relaxation all year round with this Sea Salt Bath Salt. Hand in Hand Bath Salts are made with naturally pink Bolivian Rose salt from South America.
Hand in Hand just released six candle scents, and as makers and lovers of all things candle, we are excited to share this news with you!
And of course we can’t leave out the bars of soap that started Hand in Hand. Try the soothing White Tea, or your own favorite scent.
Visit Hand in Hand’s online shop for more great products! And be sure to check out their service-oriented fundraisingfor schools!

 


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