A number of drop off points has become placed around Gloucestershire where to donate hygiene products.
The Hygiene Credit is a charity that was started to work with local communities you can tackle hygiene poverty whole lot in the same way as a food mortgage does.
Run collection boxes in business organizations where customers can offer.
Once the field is full, the contents is literally collected and donated to regulatory charities who are in worried need of these items, for example , women’s refuges and unique person’s hostels.
There are already drop off stations in Cirencester, Nailsworth, Malmesbury, Sherston so Tetbury while there are other Routine Bank activities in Strix, Bristol and Cheltenham in addition to the nationwide.
Finally the Hygiene Bank collects donations of new and unused hygiene products, such as shampoo, conditioner, face wash, soaps, cleansers, sanitary pads, tampons, shower gels, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving foam, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby toiletries, nappies, make up and unwanted toiletry gifts.
More information on the charity and how it came about is found on our website www.thehygienebank.com.
Jo Powell, a full-time mum, may be the project coordinator for Gloucestershire and the Wiltshire area and felt taking on the role was a no brainer.
“It’s such a worthy cause, ” she said.
“It was a no brainer.
“Nobody should be without basic items. People don’t have these things but I could never imagine my daughters without these basic things. I think this is easy and not hard to push. ”
Jo, from Sherston, has encouraged more people to get involved with the project and stressed the Hygiene Bank are still on the look out for more volunteers.
“There’s only me organising the drop offs. I have two kids so i can’t do it 24/7 so if we can do have more volunteers that would really help, ” she said.
“I have to find places that need our help and that takes time but there could be so many more places that require us. ”
According to the Hygiene Bank, 14 million people in the UK live in poverty and 4. 5 million of those are kids.
The Hygiene bank gives hygiene and personal care essentials to those residing in poverty in the UK to help restore dignity and wellbeing.
To discuss volunteering or helping out, contact Jo by emailing thbsherston@gmail. com.