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Giant Soapbox Giving Tour Bottle.

Spread the giant rubber duck away, there’s another oversized household item coming to Pittsburgh, and it reminds people to wash their hands.

On Wednesday August 4, the world’s largest soap bottle, made by the Washington, DC-based beauty company Soapbox, will appear in the parking lot of the Settler’s Ridge Market District in Robinson for the Visit of the soap box. Standing at 21 feet, the 2,500-pound metal and fiberglass pump bottle – labeled as containing coconut milk and sandalwood liquid hand soap – is currently on a nationwide tour aimed at “raising awareness.” the importance of hand hygiene, ”according to a press release.

The bottle debuted in Times Square in New York on July 15 and set a new world record for the largest bottle of liquid soap (yes, that’s a real title, and it was previously held by a bottle of shampoo made in Saudi Arabia), according to the World Records Academy. From there, the bottle traveled to over a dozen other cities, including Boston, Buffalo, and Atlanta.

As well as being a show, complete with a photo booth and freebies, the tour will also invite attendees to help assemble hygiene kits to be delivered to the Allegheny County office for children, youth and families and distributed to local children in the foster care system. . (Please note that the bottle isn’t actually filled with soap, so don’t expect the Nickelodeon to be gooey from its pump dispenser.)

Soapbox will also make a large donation of bars of soap to Northside Common Ministries, a nonprofit community organization that works to feed and house the homeless in Pittsburgh.

Soapbox, which already donates a bar of soap every time one of its products is sold, has announced that it will donate soap palettes and personal hygiene kits to local charities every step of the way. of the tour. As a result, the company not only created the largest bottle of liquid soap in the world, but also broke a Guinness World Record for the most hygiene products donated in a week.

According to Soap Box Website, the company donated 9,600 soaps at each stage of the tour (over 144,000 in total) and in total more than 3,900 hygiene kits.

Soapbox co-founder and CEO David Simnick believes the tour will also serve as a reminder to continue to practice healthy habits as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“The COVID pandemic has helped highlight the importance of handwashing, but as mask warrants disappear, we cannot let our guard down,” Simnick said in a press release.

He adds that people around the world do not have access to basic care items, including in the United States, where food stamps do not cover essential personal hygiene items like soap.

“We hope this tour will also bring attention to this important issue,” said Simnick.

Pittsburgh Soap Box Donation Tour. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday August 4. Robinson market area. 100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Robinson. To free.

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