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Community Associations Institute and Clean the World® Partner to Support Homeless U.S. Military Veterans

5/30/2018  -  Falls Church, VA

​​During CAI's 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, CAI volunteers assembled more than 500 hygiene kits to donate to D.C.-area homeless veterans.

May 28, 2018 — Falls Church, VA — Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, partnered with Clean the World, a global social enterprise focused on improving health through water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, during CAI's 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 9–12, at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

volunteerservice.jpgDuring CAI's three-day event, more than 600 conference attendees volunteered numerous hours to work with Clean the World representatives to prepare hygiene kits consisting of unused soap, toothpaste, razors, and shampoo collected from vacated hotel rooms. These kits, which will be distributed to homeless military veterans living in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, can help prevent hygiene-related illnesses. Nearly 350 homeless veterans live in the nation's capital, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“We are so thankful to partner with CAI volunteers," said Marcus Thomas, client team director for Clean the World, who attended CAI's Annual Conference. “We had a great time assembling these kits, and I look forward to partnering with you all again next year."  

“For the second year in a row, our passionate CAI members took time during their busy conference schedules to volunteer," says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. “Each day, CAI homeowner volunteers, community managers, and business partners work tirelessly helping their community associations. It was heartwarming to witness them volunteer additional time to ensure Clean the World receives the help it needs to donate hygiene products to people without access to safe and clean resources."

CAI's Annual Conference drew nearly 2,000 attendees and exhibitors, including community association managers, homeowner leaders, and business professionals serving millions of condominium communities, community associations, and co-ops worldwide.  

To learn more about Clean the World, which has distributed more than 1.5 million hygiene kits and 44 million bars of soap to 127 countries worldwide since 2009, visit


About Community Associations Institute 
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 342,000 homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 40,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 63 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI s the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial. 

About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. Clean the World operates soap recycling centers in Orlando, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and Punta Cana and leads a "Global Hygiene Revolution" to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 5,000 hotel and resort partners. The organization benefits children and families in countries with a high pre-adolescent death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under the age of five. Since 2009, more than 45 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in over 127 countries. Clean the World has served over 10 million individuals through its soap distribution and hygiene education programs. In addition, Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information:

Sandie Beauchamp

Phone: 703-970-9235