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Urgent need for hygiene products - can you help?

Urgent need for hygiene products - can you help?

The Hygiene Bank - Square Mile

Thank you to all those who have continued collecting and those new to collecting this year. The Hygiene Bank, is a national charity focused on bringing an end to hygiene poverty. You may not be aware, but Fr Nick is the coordinator for the Square Mile Hygiene Bank, focused on encouraging local donation of hygiene products that he then arranges to deliver to local front line charities and agencies to help local people. Here is a recent news item on our collections and donations.

In this crisis we have already seen how easy it is for some of us to prioritise ourselves. There are huge needs though for our local charities, including:

  • JRS, the refugee charity
  • Hestia, an adult and children's refuge
  • YHA St Paul's, now being used to help homeless people during the Coronavirus crisis
  • The Square Mile Food Bank

See our community page for more details on these charity partners.

We have also just been informed of a local school needing our help, with over 200 very vulnerable young people in desparate need of hygiene products.

The ways you can help:

  1. Collect extra items at your home or with your normal shopping and then drop them off to us if you are in the City
  2. Set up a collection desk or bag in your office to encourage your colleagues to get involved and then when you have a load either drop it off to us or get in touch and we can see if we can walk around to your office to collect it
  3. If you or your organisation would like to buy hygiene products, we have some wishlists set up:
    1. from the wholesale club EASO, who are a national partner of The Hygiene Bank, you can go onto the EASHO's website and see our wishlist and our delivery details are already set up:
      • A wishlist of general items - Click here 
      • A wishlist of restricted items for the hostels - Click here 
    2. or, if you or your organisation would like to buy hygiene products from Amazon, you can go onto the Amazon website and see our wishlist and our delivery details are already set up:
      • A wishlist of general items - Click here
      • A wishlist of restricted items for the hostels - Click here
    3. or, if you have a preferred shop, please review the product lists and then get in touch for delivery details
  4. You can donate directly to us, designate the money for hygiene products and we will ensure that this is spent on the right products - Click here for easy giving via you bank


If you can help 'please email Fr Nick at thbsquaremile@gmail.com or call him on 07950 010640; we have marketing material, collection bags etc all you need to help join us and help bring an end to hygiene poverty. Also, to find out more go to the national Hygiene Bank website, and why not follow us on Instagram @thehygienebank. Please also look out for our new "The Hygiene Bank - The Square Mile" Facebook page where we can all share our stories. Also remember "doing good makes you feel good", and what better way to feel good.
 

Plese note, drop-off point in the Square Mile is currently by advance arrangement only, so please call Fr Nick on 07950 010640

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