Boots to donate 100,000 essential hygiene products to The Hygiene Bank
Boots is to donate 100,000 essential hygiene products to The Hygiene Bank as it looks to help people affected by hygiene poverty.
The health and beauty retailer will be helping to provide over 20,000 people with a basic care package this festive season and has also doubled its ‘You Donate – We Donate’ pledge for the charity from October through to Christmas.
In addition, Boots is making it easier for customers to get involved by adding more donation points to stores across the UK, particularly in high-deprivation areas. Customers can also support The Hygiene Bank online at boots.com by purchasing e-vouchers in denominations of £3, £5 and £10, with 100% of the donation going directly to the charity.
Natalie Gourlay, head of ESG at Boots, said: “We know that Christmas can be a particularly challenging time economically for many people across the UK. We hope to help more people to access hygiene essentials over the festive period by providing at least 120,000 products to The Hygiene Bank, including soap, shower gel, toothpaste, deodorant and sanitary products.
“We encourage anyone who would like to support this important charity to donate any full, unopened and in-date items at any of our 700+ Hygiene Bank donation points in Boots stores across the country.”
Boots has partnered with The Hygiene Bank since 2020 and has already donated over 1.5 million products. With its reports estimating that around 3.1 million people are currently affected by hygiene poverty in the UK, the charity directly supports more than 2,000 organisations and projects.
Lizzy Hall, founder of The Hygiene Bank, said: “Christmas is certainly a special time of year, so we’re delighted that we will be able to help more people to enjoy the festive season without bring concerned about basic hygiene needs.
“Supporting The Hygiene Bank is a simple way to help not just our organisation, but multiple grassroots initiatives across the UK tackling a wide range of issues from poverty to domestic abuse and disability. The support from Boots and its customers this Christmas will continue to help support this vital work across the country.”