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. Most recently, 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.
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!
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