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Today, 15th October is Global Handwashing Day!✨
In 2016 Hilton Kawarau Village initiated the Soap Aid program in Queenstown and since then, a number of community hotels have jumped on board to contribute to the not-for-profit organization.
@soapaidltd is an organization that provides recycled soap to communities facing major hygiene challenges around the world. As Soap Aid is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to saving children’s lives through improved hygiene while positively impacting the environment, it is up to communities around the world to assist in their efforts.
Each month, Hilton Kawarau Village and local hotel properties take the initiative to collect and send the used bars of soap to Soap Aid. From there they are sanitised and processed into bars that are then distributed to those in need.
Remarkably in just over one year, Hilton Kawarau Village and the local properties have collected and provided over 2,550kg of soap to Soap Aid, which has also eliminated this large amount ending up in Queenstown’s landfill.
Hilton Kawarau Village and the local Queenstown hotels are also just a few of the many properties in Australasia that contribute to Soap Aid. Together with Austrasia Hilton properties we have contributed over 8,200kg of soap this past year.