As well as the obvious, our donations allows organisations and services to save precious funds and do more for the disadvantaged people they support, helping to reduce poor personal hygiene and to address physical and mental well being. Donating unwanted products also has a wider positive impact by reducing waste. 

Improve health and wellbeing

Partner oganisations use donations to help tackle poor or neglected personal hygiene by distributing donated items such as soaps, detergents, toothpaste and sanitary products to the most vulnerable in their communities. 


Without these donations many families may otherwise be forced to cut back on the essentials needed to maintain their physical and mental well-being. 

Dignity, self esteem and inclusion 

Our donations have helped to address social exclusion and isolation. 


For the most vulnerable in society, hygiene products, as well as gifts and treats can go a long way in maintaining normality and lifting spirits. Giving quality, branded goods is a small contribution to building self-esteem and avoiding social exclusion. Donations  help people experiencing hardship to look and feel better. 

Tackling crisis 

Our partners tell us that donations help them to provide essential support to people who are struggling to afford basic supplies.


Many organisations  in our network support people in crisis who may be fleeing abuse, who may be uprooted from their communities or struggling to make ends meet. Our donations can help those in crisis maintain a clean and comfortable life by receiving everyday essentials.

Supporting organisations and communities 

Partner organisations have all reported an increase in demand for their services. With funding challenges and increasing demand, donations from The Hygiene Bank help organisations  to save money and deliver new and enhanced initiatives. 

Enhancing community & reducing conflict

Poverty triggers behavioural changes in people. Desperation and need forces law abiding people steal to provide for themselves and their families. This rise in shop lifting and off each other leads to a fractured community. 


Organisations supporting people in shared accommodation facilities  (supported housing, refuges, hostels)  have commented that provision of these every day basics doesn’t just relieve the obvious physical hygiene element but has reduced theft and therefore conflict, tension and anxiety, enhancing community and sharing among the residents. 

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