Let's Challenge Hygiene Poverty

The Hygiene Bank Ireland is launching Ireland’s second National Hygiene Week. With 41% of the population cutting back on, or going without hygiene items as a result of their financial situation, it has never been more important to raise awareness of hygiene poverty. 

We are encouraging everyone to Understand and Challenge hygiene poverty by supporting us this National Hygiene Week. 

What we do

At The Hygiene Bank Ireland, we believe basic hygiene should be a right, not a privilege, and yet many are struggling to afford the basics. Our volunteers collect and distribute products to those in need in their local communities via our Community Partners – a mix of charities, schools, and local organisations. We believe in building stronger, resilient communities by working together to shape a more just society.

Understand Hygiene Poverty

Hygiene Poverty is the inability to afford many of the everyday essential hygiene items that most of us take for granted. It can look like one family sharing a toothbrush, or parents reusing dirty nappies, or being unable to wash clothes, sports kits and uniforms as often as is necessary.

Challenge Hygiene Poverty

We believe it is not right that in 21st century Ireland many are being forced to choose between heating their homes, paying their rent or buying hygiene items. In order to fulfill our mission of tackling hygiene poverty, we need your support. 

Challenge Hygiene Poverty

We believe it is not right that in 21st century Ireland many are being forced to choose between heating their homes, paying their rent or buying hygiene items. In order to fulfill our mission of tackling hygiene poverty, we need your support. 

Support Us

Hike for Hygiene

The time has come to get your walking shoes on! This year we are hosting our third annual Hike for Hygiene. For our annual extravaganza, we ask everyone and anyone to set themselves a challenge local to them and get your friends and family to sponsor you, all proceeds going to The Hygiene Bank Ireland so we can continue helping those in need across the country.
If you are unable to join us on the day, we have good news! You can still get involved by donating to one of the many fundraisers happening across Ireland.