Become an Official Schools Partner and join us in tackling local hygiene poverty.
Receive product donations from us
If you are a School with pupils and families that could benefit from free hygiene and personal care products, maybe we can help. There is no referral system or paper work for them to complete and recipients do not have to prove their need for support. As a School you can either provide us with basic information on the number of families and specific items needed and we supply bespoke family packs for you to distribute or we can give you a mixed box of essentials to be shared with families at your discretion. We are happy to discuss the best approach for your School's needs. Register your interest today.
Children’s self-esteem is really affected by comparing themselves or the reaction of their peers. Just thinking that they are different, being teased, left out or bullied because of poor basic hygiene leads to a loss in confidence with damaging consequences that affects their learning but also has a long term emotional impact. With donations from The Hygiene Bank we are doing everything we can to help children and their families have their basic needs met. Product donations have also allowed us to add daily teeth brushing to the day's schedule for reception and Yr 1 children.
Chris Johnson, Head Teacher, Phoenix Community Primary School
Collect for us
Host a collection drive and ask pupils and their families to donate products, or get involved in our Christmas #ITSINTHEBAG campaign. We will supply you with a downloadable poster and leaflet. Engage your pupils further by inviting them to select where the collected products should be distributed to; e.g. the local foodbank, care leavers support team, womens refuge, hostel or even other schools or youth groups in the area. A Hygiene Bank coordinator will work with you to ensure donations are given out accordingly.
As a school we are passionate about supporting local charitable causes and The Hygiene Bank has been great to bring the community together. Raising awareness for this little discussed but growing problem is so important and getting pupils engaged too is so valuable. We are looking forward to seeing how we can further support The Hygiene Bank from September.
Janet Kellie-Vickers, Family Liason Officer Benenden Cep Primary School