December 28, 2011

ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital Soaps - Christmas 2011

Each year The Travel Group tries to come up with innovative way to raise money for charities. This year with a bit of help from L’Occitane we were able to give gifts to our clients that will help the world with their sight.
According to the World Health Organization, 39 million people worldwide are blind. Yet, 80 percent of these cases could have been prevented or treated.  ORBIS hopes to raise awareness of both domestic and international blindness issues. For information
On July 14th 2011 the “ORBIS Flying eye hospital” kicked off its North American tour from Vancouver.  As the world’s first eye hospital with wings, this ORBIS DC-10 aircraft is a recognized icon in the fight against global blindness.
The Fondation L’Occitane has come up with a unique airplane-shaped solidarity soap that was inspired by the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital. The ORBIS Get on Board for Sight Soaps are available in blue and pink. The soaps are currently available at L’Occitane retails outlets across Canada and online at  All proceeds (100%) from the sale of these soaps will benefit the ORBIS eye health project in Burkina Faso, where L’Occitane sources its shea butter in a fair trade agreement.

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