Founded in 2010 with a simple mission to empower people to change the world through everyday, quality purchases, each Soapbox purchase donates soap and hygiene education to people in need.
While working as a USAID subcontractor, SoapBox founder David Simnick made his first batch of soap in his college apartment kitchen while still at American University.
Working abroad with local artisans, SoapBox collects and repurposes recycled soap bars from hotels that have been shaved down, sanitized, and reformed to make brand new bars.
Based on the classic axiom, "give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach him how to fish, he eats for a lifetime", SoapBox’s vision is to provide the tools to create a better livelihood for those they serve by working with nonprofits who not only make and distribute the soap bars but also teach essential hygiene principles through their local hygiene ambassador programs.
SoapBox believes that access to soap can change a life - they call it “Soap = Hope” and eight years later, nearly three million donations have been made!
Each SoapBox purchase donates a bar of soap to someone in need, as well as working with local artisan soap makers to ensure sustainability and reinvestment into local communities.