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The Ultimate Packing List and Tips

by Natalie Simpson |

Here at Scrubba we're put together the ultimate, and we mean ULTIMATE, packing list and tips with the help of a few of our favourite travel bloggers. We've covered everything from, a curated packing list, managing your money while travelling, how to pack efficiently, our favourite travel tech and accessories and a few helpful questions to ask yourself before, during and after your packing process. Hopefully we can make the dreaded task of packing a whole lot easier.


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Scrubba donate $15,000 to provide drinking water to a school in Bangladesh

by Ashley Newland |

Access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation saves lives in developing countries and can help education and the local economy.  The team at the Scrubba wash bag are pleased to announce that they have donated USD15,000 to charity: water. The donation will fund the plumbing of a school water system in Bangladesh that will provide clean water and vital hygiene and sanitation training to the students and 750 people in the neighboring area.

The team at the Scrubba wash bag would like to thank all our customers over the last 2 years and everyone who supported our recent social media campaign where we committed to donating $1 per new Facebook like and $20-$100 for photos and videos sent to us by our supporters.  The following are a handful of our supporters who sent in photos of themselves using the Scrubba wash bag:

     

"This donation of $15,000 will be first of many significant water projects that the Scrubba wash bag will support in the near future" said managing director and patent attorney Ash Newland. "The current project will take 18 months to complete and we will provide updates on the project as it moves forward.  At the end of the 18 months, we will be able to provide photos and GPS coordinates of the project". 

If you wish to support a similar project to this one or find out more about where our $15,000 donating is going, head to charity: water.

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Scrubba wash bag to donate up to $15,000 to water projects

by Ashley Newland |

From now until 26 June 2014, the team at the Scrubba wash bag will donate up to $15,000 to charity: water to build the infrastructure required to plumb a water system for a school in Bangladesh.  The project will provide an on-going supply of clean and safe drinking water for around 750 people as well as vital training in water and sanitation hygiene.

You can help us reach the target simply by liking us on Facebook and encouraging your friends to do the same.  For each new like (we are starting the campaign at 19,849 likes), the team at the Scrubba wash bag will donate $1.00 towards the project.

For the last 2 years, the Scrubba wash bag (aka the world's first pocket-sized washing machine) has helped travelers all around the world travel lighter and cleaner.  The Scrubba wash bag team are also committed to helping those in need, particularly those without access to one the most basic and vital human needs: clean drinking water and sanitation.

This donation of up to $15,000 is the first of many large donations we plan to make in the coming years”, managing director Ash Newland said. “We have selected charity: water for this donation as they offer a great level of transparency and reporting.  We think it is important that our supporters can see exactly what project they helped fund and in most cases even look up the location with GPS coordinates”.

The video below shows what difference access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities can make to children at school.  Clean drinking water and sanitation also saves lives and improves health, which are vital in countries such as Bangladesh where:

  • 16% of the population lack access to water
  • 42% of the population lack access to sanitation
  • 31.5% of the population live below poverty line

 

Help us reach our target, like us on Facebook and spread word about this campaign.

 

 

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Scrubba wash bag featured by Lonely Planet

by Ashley Newland |

The Scrubba wash bag, which is the world's first pocket-sized washing machine for travelers and campers, was recently featured by Lonely Planet.  The following is an excerpt from the feature:

"Sometimes on your travels you just want to quickly wash a few pairs of underwear and some t-shirts without going to the laundromat. The Scrubba Wash Bag (thescrubba.com) makes hand washing easier, with its built-in plastic washboard bumps. You put in some clothes with water and shampoo, agitate the bag and, in a few minutes, you have clean clothes without getting your hands wet. It can fit a few pairs of underwear and socks and some t-shirts in one wash, and folds to the size of a soft-drink can for easy transport."

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/weird-and-wonderful-travel-gadgets#ixzz2qEtxLzUG

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Donation to the Philippines' Crisis

by Ashley Newland |

To assist in the humanitarian efforts in the wake of the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Scrubba wash bag has donated $1000 to World Vision's Emergency and Preparedness Fund. With millions affected by this crisis, we hope our small donation will assist in the prompt delivery of aid to the affected regions.


Thanks to all our supporters and customers for allowing us to make this contribution.

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