Jun 27, 2009

Tide® Loads of Hope & a giveaway

If you have been involved in any major disaster that wiped out all of the everyday conveniences of life it would be devastating. We went through Hurricane Andrew back in August of 1992 and we felt those feelings of devastation and hopelessness. You never know how much clean laundry really means until you don't have it for a couple of weeks. Can you imagine that? This is what we went through. Well in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Tide launched a campaign called Loads of Hope to help provide clean clothes for the families affected by disaster.


The Tide Loads of Hope program features a truck outfitted with 32 energy-efficient washers and dryers that can do 300 wash and dry cycles a day (the average American family does 392 loads per year). The program has also expanded to include a fleet of vans that can pick up and drop off laundry to local laundromats. Relief workers, first responders, and individuals in areas affected are able to drop off their laundry to be washed, dried and folded by the Tide Loads of Hope team, free of charge. The truck and vans are implemented after consultation with disaster relief agencies and local emergency management officials when significant disasters occur and there is a widespread need for clean clothing. This is a truly unique way to help communities! If you purchase the special Tide® yellow capped bottles of detergent 10¢ will go toward helping families affected by disasters.


You can also purchase one of their very cool vintage tees for $20 and proceeds will go to help affected families. The tees are so comfortable and they feel like your favorite t-shirt you have had for years and you won't get rid of it because it's perfectly "worn in". I was lucky enough to get one from Tide and it is my new favorite tee!



Now it's your turn to get a chance to win one of your very own. We are giving away one t-shirt to 3 lucky readers in hopes of spreading the word on what Tide® Loads of Hope is doing to help families in need of clean laundry affected by a major disaster.
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Be sure to have a visible email in your comment if you do not have a Blogger profile. Giveaway deadline is July 10, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST. *Open to US residents only.



To learn more about the Tide® Loads of Hope program click here. Thanks so much Tide® for sponsoring this neat giveaway!

50 comments:

  1. Tide is my favorite washing detergent; hope I win a shirt!

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  2. do you think they could pull the truck up to my house so i could do my sons room all at once? I know he has a floor somewhere and he says he knows what is clean and dirty- see thats what you get when you say hey go ahead stay at home- yeh live at home....


    this is so amazing and such a great thing tide is doing- I see the commercials and cry and thank god for people who do the little things like this- becuase theselittle things sure do help when times are tough and crap hit the roof

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  3. When I first saw the Loads of Hope bottle, I bought one. I've gone through two and as long as they make the Tide with the yellow cap, I'll buy it! I've never been a victim of a natural disaster, but I can only imagine how much of a relife it is to be able to wear clean GOOD smelling clothing. Count me in for a vote! Off to tweet!
    *HUGS*

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  4. I tweeted it as well! Here's a copy of my tweet..."MOMFILES is having a giveaway sponsored by Tide. Check it out! http://bit.ly/17T0VO"

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  5. very cute shirt, love it!

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  6. tide is good to make my clothing clean mverno@roadrunner.com

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  7. I think yellow is a great choice of cap color for this project. First its bright - like the colors emergency workers would wear when providing relief. And second because its the same color as sunshine...that sounds cheesy but when I think of clean laundry I always think of clothes drying out in the sun. Thanks for the chance! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  8. I have been through three natural disasters. This is a great campaign, and I buy the Tide with the yellow cap as often as possible.

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  9. We buy the Tide Loads of Hope bottles whenever we need detergent. Tide make the best detergent anyway, and having seen the devastation Hurricane Katrina caused to my family in the area, I'm more than happy to support their program. Knowing how hard things were for the emergency crews as well as the victims, the Giant Truck of Clean is a fantastic idea!

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  10. I think it's wonderful that Tide helps people like this.

    adr1001025[at]msn.com

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  11. What a great program! Wow you? Under pressure all my clever and creative comments fly right out of my head.....

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  12. Awesome program! I love tide, but I can't wash his clothes with it as he seems to allergic, so I would love this shirt as a personal stab at him lol! In other words don't make me mad or I will wash your clothes with tide! lol

    MovieMomma@gmail.com

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  13. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/CinemaSista/status/2394060511

    MovieMomma@gmail.com

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  14. kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com6/29/2009 11:42 PM

    Love tide and love the blue girly-cut tee. Their
    'loads of hope' messaging is such an awesome and powerful campaign!

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  15. I love Tide's "loads of hope" program. I live on the gulf coast of Texas and we saw first hand what a hurricane can do last year during Ike. This program is wonderful!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  16. tide just ebbs and flows away the filth and grime from my clothes

    zedthewizard at gmail dot com

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  17. Tide is making a remarkable attempt to assist people who are victims of natural disaster. I can support Tide buy buying their Yellow Cap product, and I do. I'd love to advertise for them by wearing the T shirt in this giveaway. Many thanks.

    bgcchs@yahoo.com

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  18. Our home was flooded last year with Hurricane Ike. Many people helped us in many ways. As we pulled out our salvageable belongings, I knew that much of the clothing and bedding would be ruined if I couldn't get it washed. A friend took all of the wet laundry home and washed it for me. All that to say, I personally know how much a load of laundry can mean in a time of disaster... it means much more than words can convey.

    LafitteLady[at]gmail.com

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  19. Tweet... http://twitter.com/Lisa4Christ/status/2489207759

    LafitteLady[at]gmail.com

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  20. I always use tide, this shirt is so cute, I hope I win! Thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  21. I love this shirt! Looks very retro!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  22. Christina - xristya@rock.com - In 2008 Tide's Hope Program helped in the San Diego, CA Wildfires; I know about this because I have parrots (although I live near Lake Michigan) and knew some people who also had parrots in that area and had to be evacuated!

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  23. My parents went through hurricane Hugo when I was a baby and I am sure they would have appreciated some clean clothes!

    carolinagurll257@aol.com

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  24. I really admire Tide Loads of Hope for their work they have done in so many cities, every thing we do really helps! Thanks for the giveaway.

    luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

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  25. I love tide, it would be great to win!

    keithamanda@hotmail.com

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  26. Tide is one of the few products to which I'm brand-loyal. Thanks for the chance to win, and God bless you!

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  27. i think it is amazing to see big companies giving back I always use tide its nice they care about there customers thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  28. what a great idea. I can't imagine going any lenth of time without clean clothes.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  29. Totally love the shirt! Pick me!

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  30. I mostly Use Tide to wash my laundry. Love the Green Shirt! Thanks

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

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  31. The Tides Loads of Hope bottle with a yellow cap is such a great idea! I will keep buying this bottle because there are so many places that have disasters and everyone needs clean clothes. It is a small thing that everyone can take part in! Thank you for letting everyone know about this!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  32. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar

    Tweeted!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  33. Tide has always been my favorite -- it's a cute shirt too!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  34. Your site gives me an error when I open it in Internet Explorer.

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  35. Great program (And I Absolutely LOVE that Tee!!)

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  36. Way to go, Tide, for helping out! I've really come to realize lately that we only get through life by helping each other. No matter what people may say, we're all in this together.

    mikaroni at gmail dot com

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  37. Tweet http://twitter.com/ryuminji/status/2569466827

    mikaroni at gmail dot com

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  38. I have always used Tide, but now I'm going to make sure to look for the yellow caps! I was really moved looking at all of the places that they've been and all of the people they have helped. Hurricane Katrina was such a massive disaster, but the people who lost everything in the floods in Waterloo, IA or Fargo, ND needed help too and Tide stepped up. Great work!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  39. It's nice to see a corporation take their product and use it towards their philanthropic responsibilities. Thanks for the giveaway!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  40. Tide is doing a wonderful thing. I love it when a company gives back.

    Thanks

    charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  41. I tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/2570486277

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  42. I have your button - http://wkiskizt.blogspot.com/

    mikaroni at gmail dot com

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  43. I think I like the blue shirt best. Great program!

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  44. i love tide but to be honest i have been buying the store brand lately unless i have some good tide coupons. but it sure isnt the same but with the prices now a days who has a choice :(

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  45. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/2575566136

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  46. What a wonderful project - I think too many of us take our laundry facilities for granted! Thanks for the chance.

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  47. tweet http://twitter.com/threedifferent/status/2578535075

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