Wednesday, January 29, 2014

An Impactful Trip to the Philippines With Caesars Entertainment

Over the past few months, Clean the World's primary focus in the Philippines has been on sending hygiene kits to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. However, there are significant hygiene needs in other areas of the island country.

Last week we made progress in the capital city of Manila when we traveled there on a soap distribution trip with team members from Caesars Entertainment.

Geoff Gilbert, our director of digital media, said it was amazing to see what a bar of soap can do for someone.

"We distributed one project hygiene kits in a neighborhood of people displaced by a horrible volcano eruption," Gilbert said. The children loved the kits, and by the end of the distribution we had a lot of the neighborhood out there with us to see what was going on."

He said some people hid the soap and said they only use it for special occasions. Some kids just smelled it and smiled. Others loved seeing the Americans, giving high-fives, fist-bumps, waves, hugs, and lots of smiles.

In an example of how gracious and hospitable the Filipino people were, Gilbert shared a story from the team's visit to a center that provides meals for some malnourished children.

"We went in to visit them while they were eating, and one of the Caesars employees bent down to chat with one of the kids. The child immediately started to move some food over to the side of his plate to share with his new friend from Caesars. It was a very precious moment."

Our contingent included Jessica Rossman, the director of supplier diversity and sustainability for Caesars. Rossman said trips like this have the power to change everyone involved. "The goodness and desire to do well here makes me want to become a better person," she said.

The common thread with everyone who visited Manila last week is that soap can make such a huge difference in people's lives.

“These kids had me beaming all day," said Jennifer Jordan, founder of a Las Vegas upcycling company called BluMarble. "Three visits today to schools teaching them that soap saves lives and how to wash their hands. Such a little thing - such a big impact."

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd Invites You to Super BOWLing Spectacular

The Second Annual Clean the World Super BOWLing Spectacular got a boost from radio host Colin Cowherd this week. Cowherd recorded a commercial to promote the event, which is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 2. His show, "The Herd," airs on ESPN radio Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are in the Orlando area, join us Sunday at Splitsville Luxury Lanes, at Downtown Disney. Your $85 ticket gets you complimentary appetizers, a buffet, and open bar from from 6 to 9 p.m. while the game plays on 40 TVs throughout the second level at Splitsville.

For individual tickets, visit: http://cleantheworld.org/bowl


Monday, January 27, 2014

Tickets Still Available for the Super BOWLing Spectacular

Time's running out for you to get a spot at Clean the World's Second Annual Super BOWLing Spectacular at Splitsville Luxury Lanes, at Downtown Disney West Side. For just $85 ($65 for Disney cast members) you can enjoy:

- Complimentary appetizers and buffet from 6 to 9 p.m.
- Open bar from 6 to 9 p.m.
- Three full bars serving premium brands
- The game showing on 40 TVs
- Free parking

If you are a business owner or executive, you might be interested in one of our few remaining lane sponsorships. Your $3,000 lane sponsorship gets you everything listed above for 16 guests. Plus you will have a personal server to keep the drinks flowing, and a Splitsville concierge to assist with shoe and ball selection. The package also includes corporate branding at the event, and exposure on Clear Channel Outdoor billboards for two weeks after the event.

For individual tickets and Disney cast tickets, visit: http://cleantheworld.org/bowl. For more information on a lane sponsorship, call 407-574-8353.

And now - a word from our good friend and supporter, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Preferred Hotel Group Adds Clean the World to Alliance Program

Preferred Hotel Group recently announced our new partnership, in which Clean the World provides soap and bottled amenity recycling through the Preferred Alliance Partner Program.

The Alliance Program offers partner benefits such as special pricing and extra services not available to individual hotels.

Preferred Hotel Group is a global collection of independent hotels, destination resorts, city center hotels, luxury residences, and unique hotel groups. The company’s reputation as a leader in the hospitality industry is built on unparalleled service, consistent commitment to excellence, and innovative business solutions.