The Hygiene Bank is a grass roots organisation that provides hygiene, personal care and cleaning products to those who need them.
With all the marketing and hype in the run up to Christmas it can be easy to forget that some people are unable to afford essentials let alone a full Christmas will all the trimmings. There are currently 14 million people in the UK living in poverty, which is equivalent to a fifth of our population.
In 2017 it was found that over a third of people had gone without or cut down on essential grooming products due to financial difficulties.
Bloomed founder Amy O’Donnell says, “Christmas is such a busy time for small businesses, even more so in recent years with the movement to shop small. It’s important to me to share that success by donating part of those increased sales to charity”.
And by buying a soy wax candle gift this year, you’ll be raising money to buy essential products for those in need.
That’s not the only way to support The Hygiene Bank this Christmas, they’re also running their #itsinthebag appeal. To take part, fill a bag with new, unused toiletries and drop it to an #itsinthebag drop off point.
Work for Good is an organisation that allows small businesses to legally raise money for over 1,000 registered charities.
This Christmas they are matching up to £50k of donations from small businesses through their Small Business Star Campaign.
Find out more about how bloomed supports charity throughout the year.