We are delighted to announce our 2021 campaign. This November, we are collecting donations of hygiene gift bags to help make life a little better for those of us in need this Christmas....

How you can help


1. Check the map for your local participating team. (If you don't have a team nearby, you can donate via JustGiving).

2. Choose a bag you no longer use that is in good condition, you may also make or buy your bags. Decide who the bag is for (e.g. male, female, unisex, family, child, baby)
body wash

3. Fill it up with toiletries - beauty, grooming, household and hygiene essentials (new, unused and in-date); everyday items such as deodorant, shampoo, period products and shaving gear. Add a little luxury treat such as makeup, fragrance or skincare.
shaving foam

4. Take the filled bag (or bags!) to an official #ITSINTHEBAG participating drop-off point – see our map below for a list of locations.

**Note our Boots stores and many other regular drop off points are unable to receive your Xmas bags so please only use our official #ITSINTHEBAG 2021 drop off points on the map below**

**If you are planning to donate a large number of bags, contact your local team beforehand**

      Lizzy Hall, Founder of The Hygiene Bank said:
      “Those who don’t have the means to access hygiene products can be held back from fully participating and contributing to society. It can lead to a crippling lack of confidence and leave those affected feeling isolated, excluded, shamed, bullied and/or humiliated. Christmas time can be especially stressful, that’s why we started our #ITSINTHEBAG appeal to help those struggling to afford the basics by providing a gift of products they may otherwise go without. Help us by making a donation and give the gift of clean this Christmas.”

      The Hygiene Bank’s core ambition is everyone in society will have access to the essential products needed to feel clean, confident and healthy. We believe that feeling clean is not just for some, but for everyone.

      With your support we can tackle hygiene poverty together.