Boots will donate 50,000 hygiene products to schools across the UK

// Boots donates 50,000 hygiene products to schools across the UK in partnership with The Hygiene Bank
// The retailer is encouraging the public to donate complete, unopened products through one of 500 donation points in stores across the UK.

As children return to school in September, Boots will donate an additional 50,000 hygiene products to schools through its partnership with charity The Hygiene Bank.

The health and beauty retailer is seeking to support children and families experiencing hygiene poverty, after a survey found a shocking 97% of teachers said some of the children in their care needed more basic hygiene items.

Products to be donated will include essentials such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant and menstrual products which will be distributed through The Hygiene Bank network to local schools and community projects to supporting children and families living in poverty in terms of hygiene,


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Boots and its customers have donated more than one million products to people living in hygiene poverty since 2020 and the retailer is encouraging the public to donate complete, unopened products through one of 500 Hygiene Bank donation points in Boots stores across the UK.

Those wishing to help can also donate directly to The Hygiene Bank by purchasing an e-voucher on boots.com.

To date, Hygiene Bank has supported over 560 UK schools across the UK, often working closely together to discreetly distribute products to children and their families.

Lucy Reynolds, Communications Director of Boots and ESG, said: “We know that back to school can be a difficult time for many families, this year more than ever. Together with The Hygiene Bank, we hope to help by donating an additional 50,000 essentials including soap, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant and menstrual products – things many of us take for granted.

“Having access to these basic items can help young people feel more confident about going back to school. Anyone can help this very important campaign by dropping off all full, unopened items at one of our 500 Hygiene Bank donation points at Boots stores across the country.

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