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.
Soap Aid’s dedicated team is passionate about using its skills to direct and support Soap Aid in its mission to save lives.
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.
Attention New Zealand partners – in line with government advice and stage 4 COVID-19 lockdown, from March 30, Soap Aid are suspending soap collections. Please keep your soap, and we will resume collections as soon as possible.
Attention Australian partners – in line with government advice, Soap Aid is still recycling soap. Please keep collecting your soap if you can and 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