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All the brilliant ways you can help tackle hygiene poverty

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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Beauty banks have arrived, and they’re doing a hell of a lot of good for disadvantaged women

Shopping for toothpaste, face wipes and tampons isn’t quite as exciting as picking up a new Tom Ford lipstick, but getting hold of necessities is a luxury that many can’t afford – more than half of people reliant on food banks say they can’t afford toiletries. Here are the organisations you can support.

Give and Makeup

Beauty expert Caroline Hirons collects toiletries, clothing and toys to donate to Women’s Aid and Refuge shelters.

How to donate

Send new and secondhand items (except lip gloss and mascara) to:

Give And Makeup,

PO Box 855,

London

W4 4AW.

Beauty Banks

The brainchild of journalist Sali Hughes and PR director Jo Jones distributes toiletries to five clothing and food banks across the UK via The Trussell Trust.

The brainchild of journalist Sali Hughes and PR director Jo Jones distributes toiletries to five clothing and food banks across the UK via The Trussell Trust.

Women For Refugee Women

This charity gathers beauty products such as shampoos, body lotions and perfumes year-round to make up Christmas gift sets for women seeking safety from areas of conflict.

How to donate

Send items you’d gift to your loved ones to:

Women For Refugee Women,

52-54 Featherstone Street,

London EC1Y 8RT.

Images: Instagram/Jazmin Quaynor