TEAM BEAUTY BANKS
WE ARE IMPATIENT ACTIVISTS WHO ARE RESTLESS AND OPTIMISTIC FOR CHANGE
IN OUR LIFETIME HYGIENE POVERTY WILL BE SOLVED AND EVERYTHING WE DO IS ABOUT MAKING THIS HAPPEN.
In January 2018, friends Sali and Jo started a social movement powered by the belief that being clean is a human right. It is also fundamental to our physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Appalled by the term 'hygiene poverty' they decided to take action leveraging their connections in the Beauty Industry. The model is simple - take from the haves and re-distribute to the have nots.
Beauty Banks has vastly expanded its reach since inception in 2018, working with a UK-wide network of like minded people striving to eliminate hygiene poverty - from those within the beauty industry to our treasured beauty bankers, who collect donations on our behalf to benefit their local community. Monetary donations allow us to purchase essential toiletries and pay for their distribution to those who are most in need.
Nonetheless, we remain small but mighty with low overheads and a tiny full-time team supported by our wonderful volunteers.
The co-founders draw no salary or funds from the charity.
If you are one of us, join us :)
DEVELOPMENT & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER
Leo is our first ever full time employee and joined us at a time when demand for our services reached an all time peak. Leo oversees our operations day to day as well as strategically helping us to grow and develop as an organisation so we can help more people. With a private sector background in business development, relationship management and a proven track record of turnover growth, Leo has also worked for charities such as New Horizon Youth Centre from volunteer positions upwards.
Esther joined Beauty Banks at the beginning of 2023 and is helping to plan and deliver our growth and expansion. Esther has over a decade of charity sector experience from people management, operations and employability at FareShare/The Felix Project to animal welfare at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Esther brings a host of valuable skills to the team.
MEET OUR BRILLIANT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
"We were furious and frustrated when we learned about hygiene poverty, so we decided to do something about it. Both Sali and I work in the beauty industry and know there is a lot of waste and, most importantly, a tremendous amount of generosity and kindness. So we leverage our connections, influence and skills - me as the PR person and Sali as the journalist and influencer - to power Beauty Banks. We work with incredible brands from high street to high end, from legacy brands to indie brands to support those in the UK who can't afford to be clean".
JO JONES, CO-FOUNDER