The Scrubba Blog

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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Top gifts for Scouts this season

by Ashley Newland |

The Scrubba wash bag has been included in Scouting Magazine's seven top gear items to give a scout or scouter this holiday season.

Here's what they said about the Scrubba wash bag:

"Laundry in the great outdoors … yes, it’s now a reality with this unique sanitizing product. The Scrubba is a roll-top dry bag with an internal scrubbing area to help work a smelly shirt clean. Add a piece of clothing, water and some soap. Then knead and scrub until your backwoods clothes are fresh again."

Click here to review their full list of great gifts for scouts or travelers.

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