Donate to The Hygiene Bank

Donate to The Hygiene Bank


The Hygiene Bank | An Banc Sláinteachais

Donate to the Hygiene Bank today | Tabhair rud éigin don Bhanc Sláinteachais inniu

Donate hygiene, personal care and household cleaning products to those in need | Tabhair táirgí sláinteachais, cúraim phearsanta agus glantacháin tí dóibh siúd atá i ngátar.

Help us to end Hygiene Poverty | Déanaimis ár gcion féin le deireadh a chur leis an tearcrochtain sláinteachais

Donate to The Hygiene Bank at the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm on the following dates: 

  • September: Monday 12th September 2022
  • October: Monday 10th October 2022
  • November: Monday 14th November 2022
  • December: Monday 12th December 2022 *CHRISTMAS APPEAL! 

What to donate: 

We are looking for new, unused, in-date personal care and household cleaning essentials – including deodorant, shower gel, shampoo, make-up, nappies, toilet roll, laundry detergent and surface cleaner. If you use a particular item, chances are someone else needs it too. Donation FAQ’s here.

Where will your donations go: 

Your donations will go to The Hygiene Bank’s community partners in Galway who include COPE Galway, Galway Simon Community, Galway Traveller Movement and Saint Vincent de Paul among others.

What is Hygiene Poverty?

Hygiene poverty is not being able to afford many of the everyday hygiene and personal grooming products most of us take for granted. The reality of low income is that it restricts people’s options, leaving us caught between being able to heat our homes, pay the rent, eat or be clean. Learn more HERE. 

Can’t Donate but want to Help?

  • Volunteer with The Hygiene Bank in Galway. More info HERE
  • Spread the word about our University of Galway donation drives!
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Joanna Brophy