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Turning Challenges into Opportunities

by Deborah Michel May 21, 2020

Turning Challenges into Opportunities

These are times unlike any we have ever experienced. Our business, like so many others around the country and around the world, has had to adapt to challenges we never could have anticipated. But we believe that each challenge presents us with a new opportunity to explore creative ways to support our employees, customers, partners, and communities.

With that in mind, our team has responded to the critical need for soap among vulnerable populations by donating thousands of soaps to various charities. We reached out to our retailers and customers, asking them to nominate a favorite charity to receive a donation of Michel Design Works soap. We received over 700 emails in support of our actions and were delighted to make donations to the first 30 charities nominated. Not only are we supporting our local communities, but we’ve been able to help charities all throughout the country.

We made donations to the following deserving charities:

  • Abuse Intervention, Madison, WI
  • Austin Shelter for Women & Children, Austin TX
  • Bedford Women's Prison, Bedford, NY
  • Cancer Support Community, Milton, DE
  • CHHOP - Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill, Peekskill, NY
  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
  • Crossroads Safehouse, Fort Collins, CO 
  • Dorot, New York, NY
  • Dulles South Food Pantry, Dulles, VA
  • Farmers House, Weston, MS
  • Friendship Place, Washington DC,
  • Gig Harbor-Peninsula Fish, Gig Harbor, WA 
  • Hammer Residences, Wayzata, MN
  • Hello Gorgeous Boutique, Camp Hill, PA
  • Help Athens Homeless, Athens, GA
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, VA
  • Jefferson Central School, Jefferson, NY
  • Manna Food Bank, Pensacola, FL
  • Marion Correctional Institute, Ocala, FL
  • Matthew 25, Cincinnati, OH
  • Meals on Wheels by ACC, Sacramento, CA
  • Mesilla Valley Community of Hope, Las Cruces, NM 
  • Miracle Hills Ministries, Greenville, SC
  • Putnam City School District, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Restoration Center, Springdale, AR
  • Salina Emergency Aid/Food Bank, Salina, KS
  • Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, Marlton, NJ
  • San Antonio Battered Women & Children's Shelter, San Antonio, TX
  • The Help Center NC, Franklinton, NC, 
  • The Mission of Winter Haven, Winter Haven, FL
  • Tomorrow Fund, Providence, RI  
  • Vermilion Salvation Army, Vermilion, OH


There is strength in standing together in the face of an unprecedented crisis, in looking at challenges as opportunities to help each other. From the Michel Design Works family to yours, it is our sincere wish that you are all safe and healthy. We are so thankful for you and your continued support.




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