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We had to leave home for our safety. My boyfriend, who is not my son’s father, threw gasoline on my son and tried to light him on fire. At the shelter, we received a handmade soap cupcake that smelled like rich, buttery-vanilla bananas Foster. We felt as if someone had made this special soap just for us, and we used it to wash the gasoline off Daniel. It looked and smelled so wonderful! Washing with the soap cupcake was when we knew everything would eventually be fine and we joked about wanting to eat the beautiful soap cupcake because it smelled so good. Thank you for making handmade soap for us; we truly appreciated the soap and your kindness.
― Anne-Marie in Texas

Smiling child smelling homemade soap.
Photo by Rachael Williams

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