Salinas (Calif.) Self Storage is providing free storage for four Monterey County non-profit organizations to store 40,000 bars of luxury hotel soap. Among the groups is Dorothy's Place Hospitality Center, which provides showers for the homeless at its daytime shelter and Women Alive emergency night shelter, and Interim Inc., which provides the mentally ill with affordable housing and support services. Each group will have a key to access the soap whenever needed.
The soap was donated to Interim as a gift from Quail Lodge golf resort in Carmel, Calif., which closed in November. The agency decided to share the wealth with other groups that help the homeless.
Five pallets of soap were delivered to the self-storage facility last week. A crew of homeless people from Dorothy’s helped unload the boxes.
The palm-sized, flower-shaped soap is made by England-based Molton Brown Co., maker of luxury bath products.
Source: TheCalifornian.com, Monterey County nonprofits awash in soap donation