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2016

PHLUSH was incorporated as a non-profit and received 501(c)3 status from the IRS. We submitted a business plan to Wayfind Legal and received pro bono legal services. Founding Directors Hayley Joyell Smith, Abigail Brown, and Poonam Sharma formally endorsed the Articles of Incorporation under Washington State law, adopted the Bylaws, and stepped in the roles of President, Vice President and Secretary, respectively. In October, Angela Southwick brought expertise in nonprofit financial management to the position of Board Treasurer. World Toilet Day featured Hayley Joyell Smith’s week long visit to the Pacfic Northwest and recognition of nine individuals as Toilet Heroes. One of them, long time PHLUSH volunteer and sanitation entrepreneur, Kyle Earlywine, joined the Board in December. See Annual Report 2016.


Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one's position in life, the title of that old children's book applies: "Everyone Poops." From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature's call is one we all must answer - sometimes more urgently than others! That's why even The Queen City must admit that she's ready…

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PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…

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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support…

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