This is Simon. Simon is a cool guy. Active and always ready to lighten the mood with a gentle prank or joke, he is fun to be around and I am lucky to be his sister. Simon has developmental disability called Down Syndrome, which means he needs support to learn new things. But once he has learned a task he is a reliable worker.
As a lifelong DIYer, I began to teach Simon how to make soap. After many test batches that we shared with family and friends it became clear that Simon is a star soap maker and that he is proud of the soap we make together.
What if we could build a business that produces high quality artisanal soap products and gives Simon a sense of purpose, dignity, and a small income? What if we could grow our business to give other people like Simon the same opportunities?
Simon’s Soapbox is a business committed to making high quality soap and recognizing and celebrating the contributions of people with developmental disabilities.
- Caroline Short, (Simon's sister)