J. Amado Araneta Foundation leads the Clean Hands Project, in partnership with Novotel Manila Araneta City, Quezon City Small Businesses and Cooperatives Development and Promotions Office (QC-SBCDPO), and the Office of Mayor – Quezon City. Clean Hands transform waste soap into new bar soap.
From Novotel Manila Araneta City, the scrap soaps are then turned over to the Gawad Kalinga – Munting Pamayanan. The community then reprocesses the soap. JAAF will purchase the bar soap for donation to public schools in Quezon City for their wash areas.
Clean Hand Project aims to enable hygiene by providing access to soap, while at the same time support local community livelihood through repurposing waste materials. It also helps the Hotel reduce their waste.
The turnover of initial set of scrap soap was held last 3 August 2022 at Novotel Manila Araneta City. IT was attended by (from left) Helen Valenzuela, JAAF Officer, Ms. Maria Garcia, the GM of Novotel Manila Araneta City, Ms. Nina de Jesus of the QC-SBCDPO, Ms. Therese Galindo, Novotel Executive Office, and Mr. Nikko Matias, Head of HR for Novotel Manila Araneta City.