The Airdrie non-profit program needs help finding a new home.

'Soap for Hope YYC' is a program that collects unused hotel amenities such as linens and soaps, and gives them to the most vulnerable population in the community, shelters, and outreach programs. Soap for Hope was started in April 2016 by Michelle Edgar and her friend. Two and a half years later, their program is still helping many citizens in need.

Edgar explains how the donations get distributed.

"Our signature item is a hygiene kit including the five pieces of hygiene: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion and a bar of soap, along with a handmade washcloth or a j-cloth, and that's in a baggy. Those we give out to whoever needs them."

The program has been operating from a space in Airdrie's Main Street square that the city has been helping them with, but now they must move as their lease is up and there is very little money.

Edgar says they are looking for a miracle that they get a new place in Airdrie.

"We hope someone will step forward and assist us with commercial space where we can continue running our program for the 36 places that we deliver to."


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