Oct 1, 2009
While our blog posts are normally about weird & wacky toilet paper news, this is one story we just couldn’t ignore.
Recently, one of our customer service representatives received a phone call from a customer looking for small, hotel sized bars of soap to send to soldiers at a hospital in Iraq. The gentleman, a veteran himself, received a letter from a soldier at a hospital there asking for his help to collect these small sized soap bars because the hospital’s supplies were low.
Upon this request, the veteran founded Project Hope North and made it his mission to collect enough mini soap bars and flip flops until EVERY soldier has returned home safe. (Regular soap bars are not efficient at the hospital because the soap must be discarded after use for health purposes).
We would like to do as much as possible to help this outstanding cause. Please consider helping us help Project Hope North meet their goal of sending 100,000 bars of soaps to our wounded soldiers in Iraq. Here’s what you can do to help:
– Small, Mini, Hotel Sized Bars of Soap (We’ve donated Dial Basics Mini Soap Bars) For once, smaller is better because then more soldiers are able to receive soap bars.
– Flip Flops (Old Navy has them on sale this week for just $1.99)
– Monetary Donations – Any monetary donation is extremely appreciated. So you have an idea of where your money will be spent, below is a breakdown of purchasing costs:
o 1,0000 Bars of soap = $70 + $12 shipping to Iraq
o 30 Flip flops = $60 + 18 shipping to Iraq
All donations are tax deductable and can be shipped to:
Project Hope North
PO Box 428
Forest Lake, MN
For more information please contact Christ at (651) 464 – 7263.