The Hygiene Bank Barnet

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The Hygiene Bank Barnet

The Hygiene Bank Barnet

The Hygiene Bank Barnet By The Hygiene Bank Barnet

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.

Barnet Fundraising stage

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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. With the funding we are able to have more drop off points in Barnet where the general public can donate new, in date hygiene products. We can then store these in the storage unit and distribute as and wen needed to our partners. We would like to purchase hygiene products such as oral care, hair care, toiletries and household cleaning products for people who are in need of them as well as providing these products to individuals who are homeless or even living those on the streets.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will purchase hygiene products and deliver them to our partners who are working with individuals as well as families.
  • We will rent a storage unit for a year in Barnet. We will be able to accept more donations from companies & brands.
  • We will set up the storage unit with suitable storage boxes for ease of storage.

Why it's a great idea:

We will be able to accept large pallets of donations from brand and organisations. These can be distrubuted to organisations/charities in Barnet who are working with local individuals coming to them for support. These individuals are families, asylum seekers, youth, children, mothers, fathers, victims of domestic violence/crime, homeless and people just struggling to pay for food or bills instead of paying for essential hygiene items to keep clean and maintain their dignity. At The Hygiene Bank Barnet we believe that one day everyone living in the UK will have access to essential hygiene products.

Steps to get it done:

  • To store hygiene products and bulk donations at a rented storage unit for a year.
  • To provide hygiene products to our community partners in Barnet.
  • To have more public drop off points in Barnet.
  • To attend community events and promote The Hygiene Bank Barnet.

Our Values; We challenge injustice: It’s not right that anyone should experience hygiene poverty. We take action by raising awareness to drive meaningful change. We foster wellbeing: Everyone deserves to be able to care for themselves and their families. We know access to hygiene products is key to anyone's health and wellbeing. We are compassionate: We stand alongside those in crisis. Our purpose is to ensure no one is held back from participating in society because of hygiene poverty. We are community: We believe in building stronger, resilient communities by working together to shape a more just society.

Location Barnet

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,055

Storage unit and insurance. - £3,478 (49%)
Baby/Children hygiene products- nappies, shampoo, body wash, sponges, lotions, soap, toothpaste - £600 (8%)
Hair care products - combs, shampoo, conditioners, nit combs, hair oil, brushes. - £400 (6%)
Oral care products- toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss - £300 (4%)
Toilettries - £300 (4%)
Bags to put hygiene products in - £300 (4%)
Hygiene products - £300 (4%)
Household cleaning products - £300 (4%)
Storage unit boxes - £150 (2%)
Marketing Items - drop off bins, t-shirts, leaflets - £150 (2%)
Other - £777 (11%)

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.

49%
Storage unit and insurance.
£3,478
8%
Baby/Children hygiene products- nappies, shampoo, body wash, sponges, lotions, soap, toothpaste
£600
6%
Hair care products - combs, shampoo, conditioners, nit combs, hair oil, brushes.
£400
4%
Oral care products- toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss
£300
4%
Toilettries
£300
4%
Bags to put hygiene products in
£300
4%
Hygiene products
£300
4%
Household cleaning products
£300
2%
Storage unit boxes
£150
2%
Marketing Items - drop off bins, t-shirts, leaflets
£150
11%
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£777
  • Spacehive fees
    £333
  • Transaction fees
    £178
  • Hand & Nail products
    £100
  • Sanitary products
    £100
  • VAT
    £67

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • buy more bags for the public which will have hygiene products in ready to be distrubuted to our community partners.
  • buy more hygiene products which are needed by our community partners
  • buy more drop off bins for the general public to drop of hygiene items.

Total £7,055

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.
  • Any size baby nappies for families who attend local community centres.
  • Combs for our fathers pack to be given out to the homeless shelter in June.
  • Adult toothbrushes to be given out to the housing services supporting homeless individuals.
  • Shampoo and conditioners for our asylum seeker packs we distribute each month.
  • Household cleaning products will be distrubuted to local foodbanks .
  • Hair care products for our asylum seeker packs we distribute each month.
  • Bags (any size) where we can make hygiene packs for individuals.
  • Baby wash/shampoo/lotions to be distrubuted to local community partners. We will make baby basket packs with these.
  • Anti-perspirant for our youth packs.
  • Makeup/Skincare cosmetics for our asylum seeker packs which can support them to re-build their confidence.

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