The Hygiene Bank

The Hygiene Bank

At a glance

Causes

  • Poverty relief

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Galvanised by the belief that everyone deserves to feel clean, The Hygiene Bank is a registered, grassroots charity grounded in community. We collect and re-distribute donated toiletries, hygiene, beauty and personal care items to UK charities, voluntary organisations, schools and social enterprises. These in turn are then given for free to their beneficiaries. Our passion stems from a sense of injustice: it's not right that anyone should face hygiene poverty in modern Britain.

Activities

Each Hygiene Bank encourages people and businesses in the locality to collect essential toiletries, hygiene, beauty and grooming products and donate them via drop off points. Brands and retailers also give us unused orrepackaged products and we are distribution partners for some buy one/ give brands. All these products are collected, sorted and given out to a network of organisations and services that support vulnerable and struggling people. The Hygiene Bank doesn't give products to individuals directly - we partner with local schools and existing charities such as foodbanks, supported housing schemes, refuges, hostels and social services who then distribute the products to the people they are working with. This means everything donated locally stays in the area and is given out to local families and individuals living in crisis.

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