Over the past year, Boots has donated over a million products to those living in hygiene poverty. Learn more about how Boots are supporting The Hygiene Bank

How does Boots UK support The Hygiene Bank?

Boots UK is the official retail partner of The Hygiene Bank, with donation points in our stores up and down the country.

Since the start of our partnership in 2020 we’ve donated over a million products to those living in hygiene poverty, with the charity directly supporting more than 2000 organisations and projects across the UK.

Although we’ve installed The Hygiene Bank donation points across more than 400 of our Boots UK stores as of July 2021, The Hygiene Bank works via a network of volunteers. There aren't enough volunteers to deal with the current scale of people needing hygiene products across the country. Boots donate products centrally to The Hygiene Bank across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to fill the gaps. They're always in need of help to support communities up and down the country, and you can volunteer to take part. You can learn more about volunteering for The Hygiene Bank here.

Here’s what we’ve been up to over the past year:

You donate = we donate

Our new ‘you donate = we donate’ scheme comes at a time when schools and communities are most in need. As part of the initiative, we donate full-sized products for every kilogram that’s donated to The Hygiene Bank in Boots UK stores. If you’d like to donate, you can find your nearest Boots drop off point here.

COVID-19 donations

With the support of FareShare, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Boots and The Hygiene Bank donated over 200,000 personal hygiene products across the UK to those who needed them most. This included frontline NHS staff and vulnerable people living in poverty.

Thousands of toiletries, such as hand cream, toothpaste and shower gel, helped and continue to help people to get better access to hygiene essentials during this difficult time.

Christmas 2020

In Christmas 2020, we supported those living in hygiene poverty by raising awareness of the issue through our festive campaign. The movement resulted in an extra 2,000 kilograms of product donations in our stores.

Plus, we worked with singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri to re-record the song ‘What The World Needs Now’. All of the streaming royalties went and continue to go directly to The Hygiene Bank so they can support more people in need.

The Hygiene Bank is a registered charity in England and Wales (number: 1181267) and Scotland (number: SC049895).