WE ARE BEAUTY BANKS
WE ARE A PEOPLE-POWERED, GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT WHO SHARE THE BELIEF THAT BEING CLEAN IS A BASIC HUMAN NEED AND RIGHT.
In February 2018 we, Sali (Hughes) and Jo (Jones) started a social movement powered by the belief that being clean is a human right, not a luxury. It is also fundamental to our physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. We were appalled by the term 'hygiene poverty' and determined to do something about it using our connections in the Beauty Industry. We distribute unused toiletries to registered charitable organisations throughout Britain who, in turn, distribute them to the clients who desperately need them. Simple!
The Beauty Banks movement is sustained by people-power; individuals, businesses and brands who are committed to supporting those who can't afford to be clean. Those in our communities who need a hand-up, not a hand-out. We remain today, as we were in February 2018 - grassroots and handmade. We don't have an office, full-time staff (we have one part-time one), a warehouse, overheads - and neither of us draw a salary from Beauty Banks or charge expenses to it. We are resolutely focused on positively leveraging the kindness and generosity of likeminded people to help us grow in a way that enables us to reach as many people in the UK who need our support.
If you are one of us, join us :)