Calls for support for The Hygiene Hub this festive season


Wicklow TD Jennifer Whitmore has called on Wicklow residents to support the Hygiene Hub before Christmas. The charity collects hygiene products at collection points around the country and redistributes them to families who need help covering the cost of such items. Deputy Whitmore’s constituency office in Greystones is a Hygiene Hub drop-off point.

Deputy Whitmore said: “Since 2022, my office has been working with the Hygiene Hub, and I have seen the impact of their excellent work in communities across Wicklow. As we head into the Christmas season, many families will feel the pinch of the extra cost of this time of year. I also know that people often try to donate to good causes at this time of year.

“I hope some will consider making the Hygiene Hub for Wicklow their choice this year. The families who receive help from the Hygiene bank may need help covering the cost of basics like nappies, toiletries and period products.

“The concept of the drop-off points is straightforward. Anyone who would like to donate products can drop into my office in Greystones during the opening hours, or you can call and make an appointment for a time that suits you, and we will accept the donation. These donations are then collected from my office by Hygiene Hub volunteers and distributed to people in Wicklow for whom the cost of living is getting too much.

“All donations, big or small, are very gratefully received. Products such as shampoo, soap, nappies, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, period products and shaving cream are all accepted.”

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