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 established in 2011 in response to the large volumes of discarded hotel soap being thrown into local landfills each year. The environmental impact of this waste, combined with the growing crisis in childhood hygiene-related deaths, called for a local solution to the problem. Soap Aid exists to transform waste soap into a life-saving product to help reduce preventable disease around the world and create meaningful and sustainable changes in the accommodation industry.

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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Clinton Farley

Clinton Farley

Director - Australia & New Zealand

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Sally Attfield

Sally Attfield

Director - 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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