Boots teams up with The Hygiene Bank to help children and schools with essential hygiene products
Boots is to donate an additional 50,000 hygiene products to schools this September through its partnership with The Hygiene Bank as it looks to support children and families experiencing hygiene poverty.
The move follows a survey where 97% of teachers reported that some of the children in their care need more basic hygiene items.
Products to be donated will include toothbrushes, toothpastes, shampoo, shower gel, deodorants and period products which will be distributed through The Hygiene Bank’s network to schools and local community projects to support children and families who are experiencing hygiene poverty,
Since 2020, Boots and its customers have donated over one million products to people living in hygiene poverty. The retailer is encouraging members of the public to donate full and unopened products via one of 500 Hygiene Bank donation points in Boots stores across the UK. Alternatively, customers can make a donation direct to The Hygiene Bank by buying an e-voucher on boots.com.
Lucy Reynolds, director of communications and ESG at Boots, said: “We know that back to school can be a challenging time for many families, this year more than ever. Together with The Hygiene Bank we hope to help by donating an extra 50,000 essential products, including soap, shower gel, toothpaste, deodorant and period products – things that many of us take for granted.
“Having access to these basic items can help young people feel more confident going back to school. Anyone can help this very important campaign by dropping off any full and unopened items to one of our 500 Hygiene Bank donation points in Boots stores across the country.”
The Hygiene Bank has supported over 560 schools across the UK to date. The charity will often work closely with the family liaison officer who will discreetly distribute products to the children and their families. Alternatively, items like period products and deodorants are placed in toilets for anyone to use, should they need to.
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