Scottish charity Dignity Boxes places toiletries in areas of Edinburgh and West Lothian, Scotland, that are experiencing deprivation or poverty.
‘Dignity boxes’ are small boxes filled with basic, donated, toiletries that are placed openly in areas they’re most needed. By providing toiletries to people who cannot otherwise afford to use them, Dignity Boxes helps to alleviate hygiene poverty and ensure self-worth and dignity for those struggling with poverty, deprivation or homelessness.
How You Can Help
Time: Various | affected by Covid-19
Dignity Boxes have various volunteering roles for people in the local area who are interested in helping out.
The main roles require transport as it involves picking up donations or refilling a Dignity Box on a monthly basis. However, non-drivers are also able to help with counting and sorting donations. Other roles currently include administration work and fundraising. Get in touch with the organisation to discuss opportunities.
Please note: Due to the pandemic the charity has temporarily suspended their usual way of working and volunteering roles may be limited. This is due to travel restrictions and the closure of some of their partner organisations.
Leave a donation via PayPal, or get in touch via the website contact form to donate toiletries to go in the boxes.
Location: UK (Scotland)
Find out more: https://www.dignityboxes.co.uk/
(This information was updated 06/08/21 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)