Thursday, February 26, 2009

Here's an idea...

Why not collect all of your hotel soaps and lotions and give them to someone who doesn't have access to hygiene products?



So simple, yet so powerful.

Or, take it one step further and set up a repository for hotel hygiene products at your company, particularly if you work for a company where people travel frequently. Since most people bring their own soaps and shampoos along with them when they travel, and the cost of the "complimentary" products are already factored into the room rate, this is a no-brainer. There are several great uses for these travel sized items: 1) impoverished areas worldwide (can be given to a local church for missions) 2) local homeless shelter, 3) US soldier care packages.
Just an idea...

6 comments:

The Gawel's said...

Wow--that is a good idea! I have so many samples/products I can barely open up the drawer. I think I am cleaning that out soon. Our church gives to Old First in Philly--I am sure they could use them.

Lo said...

this is such a good idea. i have a stash at home in a ziploc bag for the 'just in case' moments... and never use them. do you know of any charities that accept these? i can't find any local churches/etc that accept them, and i'm too much of a flake to sign up to write letters daily to a us soldier. pathetic, i know, but i'm being honest. i just can't cope with the thought that i'd let such an amazing soldier down.

but i DO hoard the free shampoos and lotions and mouthwash and stuff. no idea why. maybe deep down i knew that you would post this? :)

The Crime Fighting Ninja said...

That is a great idea, I sit on a floor where every thursday all the consultants drag in their suitcases on their way back home...I'm going to set up a bin in the lunch room!We give alot to the united way so I'm sure we can find someone who can use them.

Grandma said...

I'm not loaded with this stuff, however, if you are going to send yours somewhere maybe we can consolidate them. Let me know!

~Seth and Nancy~ said...

good idea! i have a bunch of stuff from when seth was living in a hotel. i usually keep it for when people come to visit.

Anonymous said...

"Why not collect all of your hotel soaps and lotions and give them to someone who doesn't have access to hygiene products?"

ahhh, like Rush Limbaugh, you mean?