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Gilchrist & Soames, Clean the World Enter Exclusive Partnership
Indianapolis-based luxury amenity supplier inks deal that will save lives & preserve the environment

INDIANAPOLIS - Gilchrist & Soames has signed a three-year exclusive partnership with Orlando, Fla.-based Clean The World, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to saving lives and preserving the environment through an innovative hotel amenities recycling program.

"We had been in talks with Clean the World for quite a while, and our joint efforts to help address the devastation in Haiti really kicked things into gear for us," said Kathie De Voe, president of Gilchrist & Soames. "After we saw Clean the World’s response and ability to help after the earthquake, we made the decision to formalize a long-term relationship. And more recently, their ability to quickly respond to the cholera outbreak has only strengthened our resolve to support this organization that in such a short time has made a huge difference to people around the world."

The strategic alliance with Gilchrist & Soames helps Clean the World realize its mission to prevent infant mortality in developing nations while also reducing environmental waste. In less than two years, Clean the World has redistributed more than 6 million soap bars and 100 tons of bottled amenities (shampoo, lotions and conditioners) throughout the United Sates and more than 40 countries.

"We are thrilled to be working with Gilchrist & Soames. They have a deep commitment to the environment and to the life-saving mission of Clean the World," said Shawn Seipler, co-founder of Clean the World Foundation. "Gilchrist & Soames has been invaluable in expanding our life-saving program through their partner hotels, and through their assistance, Clean the World has been able to build out our network of Recycling Operation Centers (ROCs) for sanitizing and repacking partially used guest amenities. Gilchrist & Soames is simply the right partner at the right time. We are grateful for their support."

As part of the exclusive arrangement, Gilchrist & Soames is helping to fund the expansion of Clean the World’s infrastructure. Additionally, Gilchrist & Soames is afforded exclusive rights to offer Clean the World’s life-saving recycling program to hotels worldwide, which means that any hotel property can join the Clean the World program by contacting Gilchrist & Soames.

About Gilchrist & Soames

Gilchrist & Soames 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.
Clean the World is committed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and collects these items from hotels to be recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished people worldwide, helping to prevent deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses. 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
Office: 317-781-7053
Cell: 317-201-5634

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