We are very proud to be a drop off point and school charity partner for The Hygiene Bank. This means that we can accept donations to The Hygiene Bank but can also give donations to help families in need. We are partnered with several local foodbanks, and are looking to make further links.
Please see below for information about The Hygiene Bank and why we want to help.
Who are we?
Many people living in poverty, or those who find themselves in times of a major life crisis often have to make
the distressing decision to eat or stay clean because they can't afford to do both. The Hygiene Bank is here to help. We are a national, grass roots charity, galvanised by a belief that being clean is not a privilege and everyone deserves to feel clean. We give hygiene, beauty & personal care essentials to those that need them.
Each Hygiene Bank encourages people and businesses to donate essential toiletries, hygiene, beauty and grooming products via drop off points and collector schemes. Brands and retailers also give us unused or repackaged products and we are distribution partners for some buy one/ give brands. All these products are collected, sorted and given to charities and services that help vulnerable and struggling people. The Hygiene Bank doesn't give products to individuals directly - we partner with existing local organisations such as foodbanks, schools, 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 to local families and individuals living in crisis.
This is about dignity. We need to break the stigma of hygiene poverty. It is shaming, humiliating and excluding and can result in social isolation. It leads to a crippling lack of confidence and negatively affects good health and mental well-being. These can impact early childhood development, learning, employability and social interaction.
Our drop-off box is in Reception. Please speak to Mrs Wolczynski, Mr Lee or Mrs Fitzpatrick-Browne if you are a parent/carer from Victoria Junior School and require any further information.
Please see https://www.thehygienebank.com/donate-products for further information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org