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Solihull Hygiene Bank

Today, Daisy-May and Chilli are on their way to meet a delivery of hygiene items donated from local businesses to support disadvantaged families living in the area. Daisy-May asks if you'd like to help. You say, yes. Chilli is pleased to have you along and wags her tail. 

You arrive at the grounds of the football club, just as a lorry arrives with the donations. It's a good thing you came to help because there’s lots of pallets full of items.

You unload boxes of:

  • bottles shampoo & conditioner 

  • soap

  • nappies

  • deodorant 

  • sanitary items

  • sanitising hand gel 

  • moisturisers 

  • toothbrushes

  • tooth paste

  • shaving creams

  • household cleaners 

  • face masks 

Chilli tries to help, too! 

 

Later these items will be distributed to families who have been badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Since even before the pandemic started, there has been a rise in hygiene poverty in the UK and in North Solihull.  You learn that times have been hard, but that the community is working together to look after one another.

“We are really grateful to have been able to receive some goods from you that have been distributed to low income families, single parents, people on benefits and isolated elderly people with restricted access to shops.”
- Andrea, a member of Village.

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FACTS
  • Began in November 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Items distributed to 28 community partners in Solihull and Birmingham

  • Items distributed to foodbanks, youth centres, women's refuges, recovery services and the local hospital

  • 47,094 items donated

  • 164 packs of nappies provided to parents

  • 100 bottles of hand sanitizer donated at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 121 packs of period products provided to girls and women

  • 6000 facemasks distributed to the homeless

  • 600 households in receipt of items donated from the hygiene bank

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