Support charity to end hygiene poverty

Volunteers at a charity are encouraging people to donate toiletries to help eliminate hygiene poverty.

Appealing for donations to tackle hygiene poverty are, from left: Carly Baldwin, Beth Krucien and Ali Bhageerutty
Appealing for donations to tackle hygiene poverty are, from left: Carly Baldwin, Beth Krucien and Ali Bhageerutty

The Hygiene Bank is a nationwide grassroots charity and social movement, with branches across the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

The volunteers at the centre in Cannock are encouraging people to give generously, after the pandemic has made localised poverty worse.

Carly Baldwin, volunteer, said: "The Hygiene Bank is a nationwide charity which looks to tackle hygiene poverty which, unfortunately, is a bigger issue than ever following the pandemic.

"In Cannock, the need for hygiene products for those struggling is outweighing supply, despite the fact we have a network of very generous donors.

"As the area hopefully begins to get back to normal following Covid, huge numbers of people in our community are continuing to struggle due to its effects."

The Hygiene Bank is hoping to inspire more people to donate much-needed products and support those in need in their local community.

Products are donated, collected, sorted and distributed to the charity's network of community partners, which includes a mix of organisations, charities and schools.

What is needed?

Items that the charity is seeking include toilet paper, washing detergent, soap, shampoo, body wash, wipes, deodorant and washing up liquid.

The Hygiene Bank is also seeking donations of feminine hygiene products, such as sanitary towels and tampons.

All donated items must be new, unused and in-date.

Alternatively, the charity accepts one-off or reoccurring monetary donations, which can be made online, via text or in the post.

For more information on how to support the charity, or to find your nearest donation point, visit The Hygiene Bank's website.

Top Stories

More from the Express & Star

UK & International News