Superdrug and Beauty Banks have announced a major expansion in their donation network, with donation points now available in over 100 Superdrug stores nationwide.
Like many foodbanks and other support services, Beauty Banks has seen a surge in requests amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Recognising this rise in the use of indispensable services, Superdrug is continuing to support this essential charity by launching 100 Beauty Banks donation points into stores across the country, enabling shoppers to donate in their local store.
As a retailer of the personal care and hygiene products that Beauty Banks constantly needs, such as shampoo and conditioner, soaps, razors, deodorant and menstrual products, the Superdrug shopper can now easily donate in store.
In 2018 Beauty Banks introduced donation points in three flagship Superdrug stores. The introduction of 100 donation points across all major cities in the UK will significantly improve access to local charities and people in need.
Beauty Banks is a people-powered, grassroots movement empowered by the belief that being clean is a basic human right. With the ultimate goal to make hygiene poverty history in the UK, Beauty Banks supports people living in poverty by providing personal care products and hygiene essentials to those who can’t afford these items.
Beauty Banks Co-Founder Sali Hughes (pictured with co-founder Jo Jones), says: “Superdrug is a pillar of the High Street and a beauty destination so to have Beauty Banks donation bins in so many stores across the UK means we’re providing an easy and accessible way for people to donate. Superdrug have been the most incredible partner to Beauty Banks for over two years. We work really closely together to ensure we’re always pushing forwards and working together to unlock new ways to support those people in local communities.”
Superdrug’s Commercial Director, Simon Comins, adds: “We are so pleased to be continuing to support Beauty Banks as a valued charity partner. Beauty Banks does invaluable and indispensable work in providing those in need with essential hygiene products, and we are thrilled to be expanding the donation network by offering over 100 donation points in Superdrug stores nationwide.”