Soap for Hope strives to divert reusable materials from the waste stream as well as provide transitional work opportunities for individuals living in the Downtown Eastside.
Through our partnership with Mission Possible, a non-profit organization in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, we collect slightly used bar soaps from hotels and sanitize them through a ‘triple rinse cycle’ before transforming them into liquid soap. The final products are then distributed to local vendors. Moreover, the revenues generated are used to hire marginalized individuals and cover operational expense.
With our soap-upcycling initiative, we aim to bridge the gap between unemployment and soap waste in order to address the economic, social and environmental issue within our community.