Soap Donations for BeHeartfelt
BeHeartfelt is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that serves homeless children in Guam 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. If you would like to contribute, you may send your soaps directly to Guam at any time.
Your donations are completely tax deductible. If you wish to receive documentation of your donation, please include your full name and email address.
BeHeartfelt will also take a photo of your donation once it arrives on Guam and tag you in a post on Instagram if you provide your profile info!
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 $14.75 for commercial (shipping online from your business) or $17.10 at the post office, Large is $19.90 for commercial or $22.80 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. (You will need to add USA to the mailing address.)
265 Father Ramon St.
Tamuning, GU 96913 (USPS may switch the town to Barrigada, which is ok too!)
Include this Info Inside the Box
- Your name and email address – to receive documentation of your donation for tax purposes.
- Your Instagram profile – so that BeHeartfelt can tag you in a photo of your donation.
The Soap Challenge Club hosted our first donation drive for BeHeartfelt from April 26 to May 1, 2023, and it was hugely successful. We will host annual donation drives starting January 2024, 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.