Meaningful Work - Mission Possible
When I set out to build Pep Soap, it's important to cultivate a culture of giving back.
I decided to donate 1% of total sales every year to a charitable organization that aligns with our values.
This is nerve-racking for a young company.
It seems crazy to give away a part of sales when, chances are, we won't even make enough to cover expenses in our first full year of operation.
Nonetheless, I connected with Mission Possible in Vancouver.
I first learned about Mission Possible when The Soap Dispensary welcomed Mission Possible on Car Free Day Vancouver this summer. At the time I was pondering what to do with boxes of soap trimmings - perfectly good soap from hand trimming our bars.
Those who know me know I hate waste. There’s no way I will throw the soap trimmings away.
I looked into programs such as Clean The World, but it would be expensive to ship the soaps to their facility out east. It was a light bulb moment when I saw Mission Possible's soap recycling program. Here's a local organization that can make good use of soap ends and trimmings.
My soap can put a smile on someone's face!
Since 1992, Mission Possible is transforming lives challenged by homelessness and poverty. With its employment readiness program and social enterprises, Mission Possible offers a renewed sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work.
Every person matters, no matter their story. Everyone deserves a chance to flourish in life. It's that chance that Mission Possible is offering. Pep Soap is honoured to help by making a monetary donation as well as donating soap ends for those in need.
Have a look at Mission Possible and connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. See the amazing work the awesome folks at Mission Possible is doing.
Wouldn't it be awesome if every company uses business as a force for good? Is there a charitable organization that you want us to support? Leave a comment below to let us know!