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A Vancouver charity is collecting discarded soaps and lotions from B.C. hotels and hiring at-risk Downtown Eastside women to repackage them for donations around the world.
On Monday, Mission Possible will launch the soap recycling program at their Powell Street location.
The Downtown Eastside charity will collect the discarded amenities from participating hotels, at a nominal fee of $1 per room per month, said Brian Postlewait, executive director of the Mission Possible. The soaps and bottles will then be newly sanitized and repackaged, ready to be sent to homeless shelters locally and worldwide.