Sparta, Wisconsin and ORLANDO, Fla. – March 23, 2011 – Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast has partnered with Orlando, Fla.-based non-profit organization Clean the World (http://www.cleantheworld.org/) to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases. The soaps collected at Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast will be shipped to Clean the World for recycling and distribution around the world.
Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities, and in just two years of operation has distributed more than 8 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Haiti and more than 40 countries worldwide.
Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions.
Clean the World has partnered with nearly 770 hotel and bed-and-breakfast properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 550 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.
“We always welcome the addition of bed and breakfasts to our Clean the World hospitality partnership program,” says Shawn Seipler, executive director and co-founder at Clean the World. “As a certified Travel Green Wisconsin destination, The Franklin Victorian B&B has a proud history of putting environmental concern into action. Guests can be confident that the soaps and shampoos they leave behind will be recycled and put to good use. They’re literally turning trash into treasure for people in need.”
About Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast Award-Winning, The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn in Sparta, WI, “The Bicycling Capital of America”. Come experience a refreshing change from typical hotel lodging. Our inviting accommodations and abiding sense of hospitality promise welcome, rest, and renewal to one and all.
Jennifer and Steve Dunn, Innkeepers and Owners
The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast
220 East Franklin Street
Sparta, Wisconsin 54656
Phone (608) 366-1427
Toll Free (888) 594-FVBB (3822)
About Clean the World
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: http://www.cleantheworld.org/. Text CLEAN to 20222 to donate $10 to help Clean the World.
Contacts: Matt Gomez, communications director to become a partner,
Clean the World, Orlando, Fla.
(407) 421-9365 cell.