Between January and March this year Doncaster Hygiene Bank’s donations reached 5,700 adults and 4,900 children.
Read more here to find out more about National Hygiene Week and how to support The Hygiene Bank by giving donations of products or money, by volunteering or setting up a new local branch.
More info is available at thehygienebank.com
National Hygiene Week events
Happening virtually and in-person, events and activities are taking place across the UK from July 5-11.
The Hygiene Bank’s CEO, Edgar Penollar, says: “This National Hygiene Week we’re asking everyone to ‘Look Up’ and help us tackle hygiene poverty. We want the public and the government to see that hygiene poverty is unjust, and we want to see our social movement grow.” Free, ticketed, online discussion panels featuring speakers from social change leaders will be taking place on:
July 5, midday – National Hygiene Week kick off
Live event introducing NHW 2021 and launching the ‘Look Up’ campaign to encourage communities to work together to solve poverty in the UK.
July 6, midday – Why brands should support charities
A conversation about the impact of strategic collaboration between brands and non-profits. Participants include Unilever, Hey Girls and more.
July 7, midday – Lessons in advocacy and effecting meaningful change
Lessons learned from advocates and leaders on how to work together to effect meaningful change. Participants include JRF, the Centre for Social Justice and more.
July 8, midday – The power of communities
Volunteers discuss the importance of working in their communities to drive awareness about hygiene poverty.
Teachers and those working with children and young people can download The Hygiene Bank’s Educational Resource Packs, co-produced with Boots UK, aimed at building awareness and empathy and inspiring action in the younger generation.
Street Art pop-ups are planned in London and Leeds, with renowned street artists Elno from WOM Collective and Leeds Street Gallery creating thought- provoking murals at locations near Hygiene Bank drop-off points, to inspire the public to ‘Look Up’ and get involved.
And there is a silent online auction, with items including a seven-night chalet break in France, and signed sports and music memorabilia.
Unilever and Boots UK have partnered with The Hygiene Bank to help tackle hygiene poverty by providing product donations for those affected by poverty. Supporting this campaign is as simple as: You Buy. We Donate.
Shop in any Boots store or online, purchase any two products from Dove, TRESemme, Radox, Sure, Baby Dove, Lynx, Impulse, Dove Men+Care between June 30 and August 24 from these brands and Unilever will donate one to The Hygiene Bank.
“Taking action can be as simple as learning more about the issue, discussing it with family, friends, or work colleagues, or donating money or products,” points out Penollar. “Everyone can get involved and everyone can make a difference.”
For more information on National Hygiene Week events and fundraising challenges see thehygienebank.com