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End Hygiene Poverty

One in three low-income families struggle to afford the most basic hygiene needs.  


The Kindness Closet is committed to addressing hygiene poverty in North Carolina.

  • Hygiene poverty is the lack of access to basic hygiene items such as shampoo, toilet paper, feminine products, deodorant, toothpaste and laundry detergent. 

  • Government assistance program, such as SNAP and WIC, do not cover hygiene items.

  • Food prices (and hygiene products) have increased 10.4% in the last year. Rising costs and lower wages make access even harder for many low-income families. Source: NYT

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