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The Hygiene Bank Tower Hamlets

Funded on Spacehive 1 February 2022

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The Hygiene Bank Tower Hamlets

The Hygiene Bank Tower Hamlets

The Hygiene Bank Tower Hamlets By The Hygiene Bank Tower Hamlets

We believe it is not right that feeling clean should be a luxury or a privilege for anyone in our society, yet many are living in poverty and cannot afford to stay clean.

Tower Hamlets Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 01 Feb 2022!

How we work? Products are donated, collected, sorted and distributed to our network of community partners - a mix of organisations, charities and schools - who support those of us pulled into poverty. 1. Collect People and businesses in the locality collect and donate products. Brands and retailers also give us unused or repackaged products. 2. Drop Off Products are taken to Hygiene Bank drop off locations in the local area. 3. Sort Volunteers collect and sort donations. 4. Box Up Products are repackaged and sorted according to the different needs of our community partners. 5. Deliver Volunteers load their cars and take donations to local community partners. These are local organisations, services, charities and projects working to support children, families and individuals in need. 6. Distribute Our community partners distribute the donated products to their clients and service users.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will rent a storage unit for a year in Tower Hamlets,we will be able to accept more donations from services & brands.
  • We will purchase new hygiene products and deliver them to individuals, families, schools & local organisations.

Why it's a great idea:

Many people locked in poverty or those who find themselves in times of crisis often experience restricted options. This leaves them caught between being able to heat their home, pay their rent, buy food or keep clean. Hygiene poverty can be shaming, humiliating and excluding and can result in social isolation. It can lead to a lack of confidence and can negatively affect good health and mental well-being which can impact early childhood development, learning, employability and social interaction.

Steps to get it done:

  • to store hygiene products and bulk donations at a rented storage unit in Tower Hamlets.

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

How will the money be spent?Total £5,234

Storage Unit - £3,528 (67%)
Health and Beauty Hygiene Products - £450 (9%)
Baby Hygiene Products - £350 (7%)
Household Cleaning Products - £250 (5%)
Bags for giving hygiene products to community partners. - £90 (2%)
Sanitary Products - £60 (1%)
Hand Sanitisers & Hand Wash - £50 (1%)
Hair Shampoo and conditioner - £50 (1%)
Other - £406 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Storage Unit
Health and Beauty Hygiene Products
Baby Hygiene Products
Household Cleaning Products
Bags for giving hygiene products to community partners.
Sanitary Products
Hand Sanitisers & Hand Wash
Hair Shampoo and conditioner
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,234

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste - to be distrubuted to our local community partners working with homeless individuals who have recently provided them with accommodation.
  • Sanitary Products - to be distrubuted to local community centres and available for families who are unable to afford these.

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