Come fight for freedom with SOAP at an outreach event or fundraiser near you, or request an outreach in your own city!
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 (EDT)
9:30am – 3pm on Saturday, June 6th, 2020 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 (EDT)
Saturday, June 27th, 2020
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 (EDT)
9:30am – 2pm on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 (EDT)
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 (EDT)
SOAP Project Chapters
Ongoing SOAP chapters go out to hotels continuously in their communities to invest in relationships with hotels in high-risk areas.
These chapters follow The SOAP Project's model, but are fully funded and run by local volunteers and activists. Use the map below to find a chapter in your area to connect with, or read on for more information about starting a SOAP Project chapter in your community.
This unique, hands-on community program allows groups of any size to fight human trafficking locally and potentially rescue victims. Human trafficking (forced prostitution) has been reported both in poverty-stricken urban-area motels as well as in suburban up-scale hotels. With that in mind, we aim to educate those working in these locations on the signs of trafficking, arm them with the resources to fight it, and give victims a way out. But to do this, we need your help.
There are generally 5 ways to participate in a SOAP Project outreach:
1. Label and donate
The easiest way to get involved is to label a case of soap and send it to us for use in a future outreach. The soap and the labels will arrive separately in the mail; just apply the labels to the soap and pay for return shipping. Note: it generally takes 6 people about 45 minutes to label one case of soap (1000 bars).
2. Host a SOAP outreach
Find a location, set the date, and get volunteers to come out to help "soap up" your community. You or someone you choose will need to lead the program and guide the participants through a PowerPoint presentation and a video. Then, you will work together to label the soap and go in teams to local hotels to hand out the soap along with educational folders and missing children posters.
Outreaches generally work best on Saturdays from 9:30am-3pm, and can be done with any amount of soap. Each supply package includes 1000 bars of soap along with labels, missing children posters, forms for printing, educational folders, and bags for distributing the soap. Multiple packages may be needed depending on the size of the outreach.
Order the supply package directly from our store. Once you place your order, someone from The SOAP Project will contact you to provide localized materials as well as assistance in choosing target hotels.
3. Host a SOAP outreach with a SOAP Project associate
An event with the same purpose and function as the above, but run by a SOAP Project associate who will educate your volunteers and train them on outreach safety and "Human Trafficking 101". This option also includes additional materials specific to the outreach. All you'll need to do is provide the volunteers. The cost per case of soap is the same as the above, but will also requires a $250 honorarium for the associate, as well as transportation costs, which must be prepaid. Some outreaches ask for an additional $10 each from volunteers to help offset these costs.
To inquire about an outreach conducted by a SOAP Project associate, send a personal email to Samantha Flores, noting the expected size of your event, as well as your date(s) of preference. She will reply as soon as possible with availability, a cost estimate, and any other important considerations.
4. Host a SOAP Project outreach with Theresa Flores
An event with the same purpose and function as the above, but run by Theresa Flores; survivor, author, and founder of The SOAP Project She is a riveting speaker who will not only educate your volunteers but also motivate them into action with her testimony and SOAP training. She will also bring all the materials and handle all the administration. All you'll need to do is provide the volunteers. The cost per case of soap is the same as the above, but will also requires a $500 honorarium for Ms. Flores, as well as transportation costs, which must be prepaid. Some outreaches ask for an additional $10 each from volunteers to help offset these costs.
To inquire about an outreach conducted by Ms. Flores, send her a personal email noting the expected size of your event, as well as your date(s) preference. She will reply as soon as possible with her availability, a cost estimate, and any other important considerations.
5. Become a SOAP Chapter
After receiving training from Ms. Flores or a SOAP Project representative, you can become a chapter and hold regular SOAP outreaches in your area. You will receive all the materials you need to make this successful. Your group will determine how often you want to go to hotels, and order cases of soap from the SOAP website as needed. You can hold fundraisers to help purchase the soap, decide if you want to sell merchandise, and get others in your community to partner with you for events.
Note: All SOAP chapters must be pre-approved by The SOAP Project and are subject to any regulatory governance by The SOAP Project. All SOAP Project materials, imagery, publications, and processes are proprietary, and forbidden from use or distribution, lacking written approval and ongoing compliance with The SOAP Project's regulation.
To inquire about becoming a SOAP Project chapter, send a personal email to Sam Flores describing your location, your team, and your intentions for starting a SOAP chapter.
Other Ways to Help
None of that up your alley either, or have something specific in mind? Contact Samantha Flores with your ideas!