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Campus hosts speaker, soap drive to help children in need

10/24/2012 —

Bill Glaab, co-founder of Hand-in-Hand Soap, will visit Penn State Brandywine to discuss how two social entrepreneurs believed that business could do much more than just make money, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tomezsko Classroom Building Lounge.

For every bar of Hand-in-Hand Soap purchased, the organization donates a bar to a child in need. In September the company began selling its soap in more than 170 Anthropologie stores throughout the country, Glaab said.

Attendees will learn how hand washing with soap can reduce nearly half of the infections that ultimately lead to death in impoverished areas.

Each bar of Hand-in-Hand Soap is 100 percent eco-friendly, biodegradable and contains ingredients that are ethically harvested from sustainable resources. Hand-in-Hand Soap is certified by Natural Products Association and Fair Trade USA.

As part of Glaab’s visit to campus the Brandywine Common Read committee and Fair Trade Trailblazers will be hosting a one-day soap drive to benefit My Neighbor’s Children, an organization that provides assistance to orphaned children worldwide. Hand-in-Hand Soap and My Neighbor’s Children have teamed up to deliver soap to orphaned children worldwide. Bars of soap can be dropped off at the seminar.

For more information about Hand-in-Hand Soap, visit http://handinhandsoap.com/ online. For more information about My Neighbor’s Children, visit http://www.myneighborschildren.org/ online.

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