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