Sali Hughes on Beauty Banks: 'A schoolchild thanked us for shower gel'
the Guardian -

A year ago, my friend and I set up a way to help those unable to afford even toothpaste or tampons

Last year, while filming a report on homelessness for the BBC, I noticed a small box under the front desk of a homeless shelter. In it were single tampons, disposable razors, mini toothpaste tubes and mismatched tablets of soap. These, I discovered, were brought in by members of staff and volunteers, so that when homeless clients had a job or a housing interview, a health appointment, a period,...

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