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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Sundara Fund

Sundara"I think at our highest level we are all in some way searching for connectivity and a purpose. I love the feeling of going to bed each night feeling like someone,somewhere has benefited from my work.It keeps me going though the hard times- and there have been many. before this I certainly had my fair share of soul-less jobs that I just did for the paycheck or the status, but they left me feeling so empty,which makes me really appreciate the higher meaning in this work."

"One of the best parts about Sundara is how cost-efficient our entire mission is. $130 pays a hygiene ambassador's salary for an entire month and lifts her and her family out of extreme poverty. $100 provides soap to 50+ children in a village school for an entire year.Fundraising for these children is the best way to support Sundara's mission-along with spreading the word!

We would love and welcome you to get in touch with us(, if they want to be a member of our board,intern or be involved in any other way.

We are so grateful for any and all support!


"Through recycling soap, we’ve rescued thousands of kilograms of waste from ending up in overcrowded landfills – but more importantly we’ve brought soap to those who couldn’t afford it, given economic opportunity to unemployed women and seen increased rates of hand washing in all the communities we work in."

Monday, March 14, 2016

Soap Box Soaps

The movement towards using business as a source for social impact has gained a considerable amount of traction as a variety of companies have decidedly established a presence within the landscape of philanthropic initiatives.

Corporate resources combined with a foundation arm have the potential to steward various forms of support as appropriate. 

Over the years I have learned of several companies that have some level of community engagement. I was at my local grocery store and came
across a product from Soapbox Soaps. 

Through Soapbox Soaps, I learned of another opportunity for conscious consumerism. I purchased the,"Smooth and Repair Coconut Oil Body Wash."

The goal of Soap Box Soaps, "Is to empower customers to change the world through everyday, quality purchases."

I see great value in demonstrating that conscious consumerism can be applied in a way that the average person walking down the street can access. 

So exactly what impact was created here?

While visiting, I entered the, "Hope Code," printed on the container and learned of the Sundara Fund.

My impression of the idea of conscious consumerism is that purchasing decisions complimented with grants and other forms of support can affect a meaningful social impact.