Tons of Suds For Scleroderma
Tons of Suds Update: It is official! It is official! It is official! It is official!
We have the World Record!!
We have started the process of cutting up our big baby and sending it around the world.
You can now purchase a Tons of Suds Bar over on our soaps page for a $5.00 donation to the Scleroderma Foundation!!
Around the world it goes.....
El Salvador Romero Mission Center Orphanage 13 Lbs.
Hearts and Hands, Arlington TX 800 Lbs.
Hurricane Katrina Relief 1200 Lbs.
Wycliff Linguistics Center 160 Lbs.
National Relief Charities, assisting 50 Indian Reservations in 11 US States 4,800 Lbs.
Haiti International Ministries 1,500 Lbs.
Soap being distributed in Haiti
South Africa Manna Relief 3 Lbs.
Buckner Outreach 10 Countries 250 Lbs.
All Saints Episcopal Church AL Hurricane Relief 30 Lbs.
Triumph Ministries AL Hurricane Relief 30 Lbs.
Deliverance Bible Church 30 Lbs.
Americans Veterans Outreach 500 Lbs.
StoneGate Elementry Bedford, TX 15 Lbs.
W.T. Hanes Irving, TX 15 Lbs.
(The 5th graders cut up the soap and donated it to the students that had come to their school due to Hurricaine Katrina)
Falesti, Moldova Orphanage 27 Lbs.
Here is an update from George. The kids loved the soap:)
Hi Melissa, The distribution of your soap was a big hit to the kids, and others, at the orphanage in Falesti (pronounced "Fah-lescht", I think). We worked with about 125 kids and give soap to all. We were 9 of us divided into 4 teams. The Life Skills team taught hygiene and gave out the soap. This event went pretty wild with the kids and no pictures were taken as a result, apparently. I will know more in a week or so. By coincidence, the school/orphanage was out of hand soap that same day so the kids ran back and got their new soap to use for wash-up before lunch. CERI (Children's Emergency Relief International) was the organizer of the trip and had two leaders present including Steve Davis from Texas. We had 5 interpreters, too (4 in the Falesti picture). All were wonderful people and all went smoothly. I even gained a few pounds. The local CERI director (a young preacher with guitar/singing skills - Durrel) kept a few bars that I offered him and seemed quite impressed. I gave him pictures of you and the big bar to help him understand. A day or two after the soap was given out, they became more curious about it so when the kids rotated to my group (Bible study) they wanted a full explanation of what it was all about and how it got made. I sensed it meant a lot to them to know you had suffered (as they have) and still trusted in the Lord and, as a result, something good has now touched their lives. Life in Moldova is quite tough even though the land is so lush and green. Peasants are seen working the field, horses pull hay wagons, older men will hunt for fire wood and bring it in on their bicycle, there is little plumbing anywhere. Most homes have their own well (so there are many wells on every street). I heard average income was about $30/month. Your soap has brightened their lives and made them feel special. They know they are the first in Europe to receive it. God bless you continuously, George
TONS OF SUDS FOR SCLERODERMA
A bar of soap weighing eight tons was made at “Tons of Suds for Scleroderma” March 15, 2003 at Sandbur Hills Ranch in Laneville, TX. Tons of Suds for Scleroderma was an all-day community oriented event created with the dual purpose of increasing awareness about scleroderma and raising funds for the Scleroderma Foundation. The event included a cook-off, live music, a silent auction, and raffles . . . but the main event was the on-site, hands-on creation of an EIGHT-TON bar of SOAP – the world’s largest!
After recieving verification of breaking the world record, the huge bar of soap has been cut. Over 80,000 bars of soap have been distributed to local chapters of the Scleroderma Foundation, orphanages, local shelters, and crisis intervention charities. 10,000 bars are being sold, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Texas Bluebonnet chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation.
Please support our sponsors, we are grateful to those that made this event happen!
Stephenson Personal Care North America- The soap base is amazing!
Ellens Essentials and TKB- Thanks for the colorant!