Boots UK has partnered with The Hygiene Bank to launch donation points in stores across the UK.

Our partnership with @Bootsuk is well underway with The Hygiene Bank drop off points now in 245 stores across the UK. Boots also helped us support NHS staff working on the front line, in hospitals across the UK, along with several of our community partners with a donation of over 200,000 toiletries. At a time of heightened poverty, Boots UK donated 142,500 PPE products to The Hygiene Bank including face masks, hand wash and hand sanitiser. Recently, Boots & Pampers have joined forces to support the The Hygiene Bank by donating 350,000 nappies to help families in need. Pampers exist to lift up parents and care for their baby’s happy, healthy development.

Through this strategic partnership we are able to support many more community partners, projects and schools by providing hygiene essentials to those of us in need. Find a list of participating Boots stores on our website!

Our partnership with @Bootsuk continues with their new campaign, including the Christmas song by up and coming artist Rachel Chinouriri. Spread love sweet love this Christmas by sharing the song – all streaming royalties will go directly to The Hygiene Bank. Listen and download here.

We are thrilled to announce this Christmas Boots UK is donating £1 million worth of products to help The Hygiene Bank fight hygiene poverty.

From our founder Lizzy Hall, “The reality is there are over 14 million people living in poverty in the UK, and if you’ve got no money to feed yourself then you’ve got no money to wash either. Boots is a fantastic partner and we know this initiative will support our reach to help alleviate the pressure individuals and families face when they can’t afford basic toiletries.

This Christmas we’re asking everyone to do what they can to help those who are struggling to stay clean, safe and well by donating new, unused hygiene products to any one of our drop off locations across the UK.”

Learn more about their initiative and how you can help: Click here

Supporting hygiene poverty in local communities has been a mission for Boots since opening its doors over 170 years ago. Soap was one of the first non-medicinal products that our founder Jesse Boot sold, because he recognised that basic hygiene is the foundation of good health. Since then, Boots has continued to provide affordable healthcare and basic hygiene products, and through our partnership with The Hygiene Bank we will continue our mission to help even more people - Helen Normoyle, Boots Marketing Director

According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation one in five people in the UK are living in poverty, two thirds are working families who just can’t make ends meet, having to regularly choose between eating, paying rent, heating the home or buying the basics that many of us take for granted. The partnership with Boots - one of the UK's best loved and trusted retailers - will not only give us a platform to raise awareness about the hidden issue of hygiene poverty, but will allow communities across the UK to easily get involved by donating the daily essentials” - Lizzy Hall, Founder The Hygiene Bank