About Us

Our Mission.

Soap Aid is a not-for-profit organisation committed to saving children’s lives through improved hygiene while positively impacting the environment.

Our humanitarian and environmental mission is made possible by our partnership with the hotel industry. We reprocess and deliver recycled hotel soap to disadvantaged communities in Australia and overseas.

Our impact partners work closely with local communities to provide vital hygiene education on the importance of handwashing with soap.

Together we aim to achieve lifesaving and sustainable improvements in global hygiene practices.

Soap Aid was born from a Melbourne family’s 25-year involvement in the hotel bath and body products industry through its family business, Concept Amenities.

Founder of Concept Amenities, Mike Matulick, witnessed the large volumes of discarded hotel soap thrown into local landfills each year. Recognising this waste could help the growing crisis in childhood hygiene-related deaths, Mike was determined to act and in 2011 founded the charity, Soap Aid.

Soap Aid is an ATO endorsed DGR type 1 and Tax Concession Charity, and is governed by a board of professional volunteers.

Our People

Soap Aid’s dedicated team is passionate about using its skills to direct and support Soap Aid in its mission to save lives.

Mike Matulick

Mike Matulick

Chair & Founder

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Rachel Chrapot

Rachel Chrapot

Chief Executive Officer

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David Schiavello

David Schiavello

Director of Legal

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John Hunt

John Hunt

Director

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Van Truong

Van Truong

Director of Finance

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Melanie Coupe

Melanie Coupe

Director

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Sally Attfield

Sally Attfield

Director - New Zealand

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Clinton Farley

Clinton Farley

Director of Hotel Engagement Australia & New Zealand

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Our Corporate Champions

We are grateful for the committed support of our Corporate Champions who share our mission and partner with us to transform the lives of communities in need around the world.

Our Hotel Champions

Soap Aid is proud to partner with our amazing Hotel Champions around Australia and New Zealand who have registered with our Hotel to Hands Program. Together we are helping to save lives and create long-lasting environmental benefits by recycling and supplying critically needed soap to communities in need throughout the world.

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Soap Aid is working hard to remain operationalNow, more than ever, soap and good hand hygiene are essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Your support is urgently needed. You can partner with Soap Aid in our Hotel to Hands program, renew your program membership or make a donation and keep collecting soap!

If you support Soap Aid we can keep operating and continue to distribute soap and hygiene education to the most vulnerable communities.

When collecting your soap please remember to be vigilant with your hygiene.

  • Use disposable gloves when you handle the soap
  • Keep the soap separated from general room rubbish
  • Keep the soap as dry as possible
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap for 30 seconds after handling boxes and packages

A big thank you from the Soap Aid Team!