Soap Hope opens fulfillment center in Plano

Soap Hope employs disabled individuals in various roles, such as warehouse stocking, shipping and assembly. (Courtesy Soap Hope)
Soap Hope employs disabled individuals in various roles, such as warehouse stocking, shipping and assembly. (Courtesy Soap Hope)

Soap Hope employs disabled individuals in various roles, such as warehouse stocking, shipping and assembly. (Courtesy Soap Hope)

Soap Hope moved its fulfillment center Oct. 28 from Dallas to 600 Data Drive, Ste. 160, Plano. The online retailer sells all-natural body care products.

Profits from Soap Hope purchases go toward supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The company employs disabled individuals in various roles, such as warehouse stocking, shipping and assembly, according to a recent press release.

The company recently merged with Plano-based My Possibilities, an organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for disabled adults, called HIPsters, or Hugely Important People. The organization recently launched MPact, which aims to bridge employment gaps for adults with disabilities.

“We are very excited to officially call Plano home,” Kate Knight, director of MPact for My Possibilities, said in a statement. “This move will attract more HIPsters to participate in the academy internships to learn the inner workings of employment in a fulfillment center.”

Over a 13-week program, HIPsters gain first-hand work experience at Soap Hope, according to the release. Soap Hope is the first MPact partner, said Michael Thomas, executive director for My Possibilities.


"Our campus plans accommodate a full retail plaza, housing many local businesses that will provide HIPsters with job opportunities,” he said.

888-893-7627. www.soaphope.com
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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