Thursday, June 17, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Gilchrist & Soames, Clean the World Enter Exclusive Partnership

Indianapolis, IN - Thursday, June 17, 2010 - Gilchrist & Soames today announced a three-year exclusive partnership with Orlando, Florida-based Clean the World, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to saving lives and preserving the environment through an innovative hotel amenities recycling program.

 “We have been in talks with Clean the World for quite a while, and our joint efforts during the aftermath of the January earthquake in Haiti really kicked things into gear for us,” said Kathie De Voe, president of Gilchrist & Soames. “We ultimately made the decision to formalize a long-term relationship.”

The strategic alliance with Gilchrist & Soames will help Clean the World realize their mission to prevent infant mortality in developing nations while also reducing environmental waste.

“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. They will be invaluable in expanding our innovative recycling program through their partner hotels, and through their assistance, Clean the World is able to build out our network of Recycling Operation Centers (ROCs) for sanitizing and repacking partially used guest amenities,” said Shawn Seipler, co-founder of Clean the World Foundation. “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 http://www.gilchristsoames.com.

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