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Gilchrist & Soames Joins Clean The World In Haiti Relief Effort
Indianapolis-based luxury amenity supplier to send over 22,000 pounds of personal care products to stricken nation
INDIANAPOLIS (January 26, 2010) - Gilchrist & Soames today announced that it is teaming up with Clean The World Foundation to facilitate the delivery of over 22,000 pounds of personal care products to victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
"In response to the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, Gilchrist & Soames decided to make a donation of personal care products to support the relief efforts currently underway to help the nearly three million people in Haiti who are waiting for assistance. We are thrilled to be able to work with Clean the World Foundation to provide critical help to the Haitian people," said Kathie De Voe, president of Gilchrist & Soames.
Twenty skids (22,330 lbs) of personal care items - shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower gel, bar soap and dental rinse - will be airlifted to Haiti and distributed by a team of Clean the World Foundation workers.
Shawn Seipler, co-founder of Clean the World foundation said, "The scope of destruction caused by this disaster is compounded by the fact that Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. There is a desperate need for even the most basic necessities. We are so pleased that Gilchrist & Soames has stepped up to assist Clean the World in providing personal care products to our relief efforts."
About Gilchrist & Soames
Gilchrist & Soames (www.gilchristsoames.com) is a leading provider of cosmetic-grade toiletry collections for world-class hotels, exclusive resorts, and distinguished spas, inns, and bed & breakfasts. Specializing in servicing the luxury market, Gilchrist & Soames' products can be found in discerning properties throughout the world. Gilchrist & Soames is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and Peterborough, London, England. The company is wholly-owned by Swander Pace Capital, San Francisco. For more information, visit www.gilchristsoames.com.
About Clean the World, Inc.
An Orlando-based charitable organization, Clean the World, Inc. is committed to the prevention of illness and death caused by acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease in countries across the globe. In an effort to prevent these needless deaths from occurring, Clean the World collects discarded soap and shampoo from hotels to be recycled and distributed these soap products along with appropriate educational materials to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries worldwide. In 2009, Clean the World collected, recycled and distributed over 230 tons of soap and other bathroom amenities to impoverished people worldwide. With the donations of these discarded soap and shampoo products, Clean the World Foundation is a step closer to reaching their goal of preventing the millions of lives lost each year - and they're doing it one bar of soap at a time. Clean the World Foundation, Inc is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. For more information, visit www.cleantheworld.org.
CONTACT: Christine Pyle, Gilchrist & Soames Marketing Director
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