At Scrubbingtons we believe in empowering children to take care of their own personal hygiene. We also firmly believe that being clean is a basic human right. It shouldn't ever be a luxury or a privilege.
If you haven't heard of Beauty Banks their mission is simple - to ensure no-one has to suffer the indignity of being unclean. Right now the UK is a country where millions of families and individuals have to make the choice between buying food or washing themselves. Where school children are going to school unclean.
Research by Beauty Banks has shown that hygiene poverty and shaming is worsening due to coronavirus and a survey of 250 secondary school teachers produced some staggering results:
- 44% of teachers have witnessed children being bullied because of hygiene shaming
- 39% have witnessed children’s mental health suffer due to hygiene shaming
- 38% of teachers have offered pupils hygiene items like deodorant and toothpaste
We 100% agree with Beauty Banks that this is not right or fair. They serve those in hygiene poverty with products they desperately need whilst lobbying government for change. It's beauty with purpose.
So what are we doing to help?
Now more than ever do we understand the importance of good hygiene and hand washing as a way of preventing the spread of coronavirus, and no one should have to choose between being able to eat or stay clean. This Black Friday from 12:01 am on the 26th November to 11:59 pm on the 27th November every time you buy from us we will give to Beauty Banks for families who desperately need toiletries.
We do hope you’ll join us this weekend in giving a little back to those who truly need it. It’s simple – you buy one, we give one