Unilever and Boots have come together to help raise awareness around hygiene poverty in the UK and offer product donations for those of us affected by poverty. They will work with The Hygiene Bank, which has been a charity partner of Boots since February 2020, to do this. One in five people in the UK are held back by poverty, which means that many don’t have access to basic hygiene at home, such as soap, to keep clean and be well which is more important now than it has ever been.
Supporting the campaign is as simple as this: You Buy. We Donate. Whether you prefer to shop in Boots stores or online at boots.com, purchase any two products between 30th June – 24th August from these Unilever brands and we’ll donate one to The Hygiene Bank: Dove, TRESemme, Radox, Sure, Baby Dove, Lynx, Impulse, Dove Men+Care.
Together, Unilever, Boots and The Hygiene bank want to help tackle hygiene poverty to support those of us in need with hygiene essentials, because no-one should have to choose between being hungry and keeping clean.
Hygiene poverty is a significant issue in the UK, and being unable to keep yourself clean can have an enormous impact on mental wellbeing. We know we can’t solve this alone, which is why we’ve joined forces with Boots and The Hygiene Bank to help tackle the issue by donating one product for every two purchased from eight of our biggest personal care brands.
- Chris Barron, VP Beauty & Personal Care for Unilever UK&I
Boots has worked with The Hygiene Bank to help tackle hygiene poverty for over a year. We believe everyone has the right to be clean and access essential hygiene products like soap, toothpaste and deodorant. As part of our partnership, Boots collects products for The Hygiene Bank from customers at over 250 donation points across the UK and for every one kilogram collected, we donate four products. This new initiative with Unilever for National Hygiene Week means we can help more people The Hygiene Bank’s national network this summer.
- Lucy Reynolds, Director of Communications, CSR and Sustainability at Boots
Hygiene poverty impacts every stage of life in the UK and yet many are unaware of this hidden crisis. That’s why we’ve partnered with Boots and Unilever to help tackle hygiene poverty by raising awareness and ensuring many of those in need have access to quality personal care products. With the demand for our services increasing every day, we know many of those swept into poverty will benefit greatly from this partnership.
- Lizzy Hall, Founder The Hygiene Bank