The Story

Give A Soap Program

When our founder, C. Kay Manos (Pantzis), began selling soap at her neighborhood luncheonette in Norwalk, CT, she had one mission: give people the best possible soap products, and help the local community at the same time. 40+ years later in Colorado’s Olde Town Arvada, Manos Soap Co. is proud to continue that mission through our Give A Soap™ campaign.

How Give A Soap Works

Simple -- any time you make a purchase from Manos Soap, we donate 2% of the sale to a local charity or nonprofit of your choice. At checkout, just select which Denver-area organization you’d like to receive a donation.

The best part about Give A Soap is that it’s not just a one-time donation; it’s an ongoing investment we make back into our community. Because of this, the campaign enables Manos Soap to extend our financial support for local charities and nonprofits beyond the standard donations we make every month. Step by step, we’re leading a local community movement in Colorado, and we want you to help us.

Who We Support

Our Give A Soap donations help support a variety of organizations committed to bringing wellness and innovation to our local community, including fellow small businesses, other soap and skin care companies, health and human service organizations, educators, artists, and more.

Our list keeps growing - take a look at our current list of community friends below and start thinking about who you’d like us to make a donation to on your behalf!

Why We Do It

After all these years, we still believe what Kay taught us about doing business - that a rising tide lifts all ships. 

The clean, refreshing feeling that comes from using a quality soap product may contribute to our overall health and wellbeing as people, but at the end of the day, we realize that it’s just soap. However, at Manos, we believe that if we offer high-quality soap products, take care of our employees, and help our local friends, neighbors, and fellow businesses on their journeys, we can make an impact that goes far beyond “just soap.” We hope you’ll join us!

Corporate Partners

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

The Arvada Center produces, curates, and creates national-caliber arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that are designed to help you see, hear, feel, and think a little deeper. Here, there’s truly something for everyone. You’ll find something you can not only relate to, but something that resonates—no matter who you are, no matter where you’re from. The Arvada Center celebrates and elevates the human condition with engaging arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that expand the cultural landscape for everyone who visits us.

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Corporate Partners

Arvada Ceramics Arts Guild

The Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild is a non-profit cooperative of ceramic artists, formed in February 2004. The Guild provides a shared studio and an atmosphere of collaboration between ceramic artists with a wide range of styles.

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Corporate Partners

Community Table of Arvada

Founded in 1982 by five church congregations as Arvada Community Food Bank, Community Table quickly gained support of city and county governments, businesses, civic groups, and other human service providers.

Community Table has always been volunteer-centric, growing from a few friends actively distributing food, to a volunteer force nearing 300 people and providing tens of thousands of hours of service annually. Annual community food donations have grown to 1.4 million lbs. Community Table is a true community organization.

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Corporate Partners

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. Its mission is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.

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Corporate Partners

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens strives to entertain and delight while spreading the collective wisdom of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration and education. Their conservation programs play a major role in saving species and protecting natural habitats for future generations. The mission of Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone. In support of the Gardens’ institutional mission of connecting people with plants, the purpose of Chatfield Farms is to inspire the public to be good stewards of the environment by connecting people to our past, present and future relationships with plants of the Rocky Mountain region.

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Corporate Partners

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Denver Center for the Performing Arts is one of the nation’s largest non-profit theatre organizations. They’re inspired every day to create, share, teach, excite and perform for our community. And as a not-for-profit organization, they owe their existence to the generous support and participation of every theatre enthusiast. They couldn’t do it without you. They engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.

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Corporate Partners

Denver Rescue Mission

Denver Rescue Mission has been serving the most vulnerable in our community for more than 125 years. Our history is rooted in a love of Christ and a commitment to share that love with others. At multiple locations throughout our community, we help restore the lives of people experiencing homelessness and addiction through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach.

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Corporate Partners

Family Tree of Colorado

Family Tree is a non-profit human services agency located in Arvada - providing innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. As they’ve been rooted in the metro Denver community since 1976, we recognize the intersection among child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. And, based on our expertise, we change how individuals, families, and communities see, respond to, and overcome these challenges. The vision of Family Tree is to empower people and transform our community through innovative and integrated services. The strategy of Family Tree is to empower people experiencing crisis and trauma to improve their lives and achieve exonomic independence through proven, integrated services that meet the changing needs of our community.

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Corporate Partners

Ralston House of Arvada

Ralston House helps child victims heal from abuse. Ralston House Child Advocacy Center works with law enforcement, human services, district attorney’s offices in the 1st and 17th Judicial Districts (Jefferson, Adams, Gilpin and Broomfield counties), and the community to provide a safe place to investigate child abuse and ensure victim services for children who have been physically or sexually abused or witnessed violence. In 2019, Ralston House conducted 1,269 forensic interviews for children and teens.  Ralston House also provides education and outreach to the general public to prevent child abuse.

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