Soap Donations for BeHeartfelt

BeHeartfelt is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that serves homeless children in Guam (expanding to Palau – please see the new mailing address below!) by partnering with the local schools to provide food, shoes, socks and hygiene kits.  These homeless families live in tin shacks (like you see in the photos) without running water or electricity.  My amazing friend, Lori Marble, founded the organization because she experienced homelessness as a child.  She understands the stigma as well as the desperate need. Her success story gives people hope that their circumstances can change!  Lori and I have been friends for over 10 years and I proudly serve as a board member of the BeHeartfelt organization.

One of the main items needed for the hygiene kits is SOAP!  As soapmakers, we tend to have plenty.  We have been sending our soaps directly to Guam, but this summer our donations will be going to Palau, an independent nation located 800 miles southwest of Guam that also accepts mail from the USPS.

Your donations are completely tax deductible.  If you wish to receive documentation of your donation, please include your full name and email address.

Acceptable Soap Donations

  • Full-size bar soaps that are wrapped OR placed in a ziplock bag (I use snack size).
  • Cold process (fully cured), hot process, rebatched or melt & pour.  May have cosmetic imperfections, but no signs of rancidity.
  • Label each soap with your name and contact info or website address.

How to Ship

If you are in the U.S., the most cost effective method to ship is USPS Priority mail flat rate boxes.  Medium is $16.00 for commercial (shipping online from your business) or $18.40 at the post office, Large is $21.85 for commercial or $24.75 at the PO, with max weight limit of 70 lbs for both boxes.  (Tariff code for soap is 340120.)

If you are outside the U.S., you are still welcome to donate!  We cannot possibly provide all of the shipping options available for international donors, but please feel free to explore this information for yourself.

NEW Mailing Address in Palau

Ginalyne Towai
General Delivery
Koror, Palau 96940 (abbreviation for Palau is PW)

 

Include this Info Inside the Box

  • Your name and email address – to receive documentation of your donation for tax purposes.

The Soap Challenge Club hosted our first donation drive for BeHeartfelt from April 26 to May 1, 2023, and it was hugely successful.  We now host annual donation drives the second week of January, but you are still welcome to donate whenever it is convenient for you!  Find more information about BeHeartfelt on their website, as well as Instagram and Facebook.