The Hygiene Bank is a grass roots charity that was founded two years ago to combat hygiene poverty. We believe that being clean is not a luxury but a basic human right.
Hygiene poverty is not being able to afford the everyday hygiene and personal grooming products most of us take for granted. The reality of low income is that it restricts people’s options, leaving them caught between being able to heat their home, pay their rent, eat or being clean. Hygiene poverty strips people of their dignity.
The Guildford branch of the Hygiene Bank has been able to support local people in need via Community Partners including the Guildford Family Centre, local infant, primary and secondary schools, local churches, food banks, shelters for the homeless and womens’ refuges. We ask people to donate unused, unopened hygiene products via our collection points which are located in Waitrose in York Road, Boots in the High Street and Epsom Road.
Covid-19 has increased the demand on our project. To help us continue to support local families we need your help – please consider buying an extra item each week to donate, or you can donate via our website: www.thehygienebank.com