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what we do

Lincoln Hygiene Network is Lincoln's first dedicated hygiene bank. We increase the health and dignity of individuals and families experiencing financial hardship through distribution of essential hygiene and personal care products at no cost to direct service organizations and programs in Lincoln-Lancaster County, Nebraska. 

our impact

Lincoln Hygiene Network has distributed over 255,000 hygiene and personal care items in the Lincoln area, positively impacting thousands of individuals and families through over 25 local programs and organizations!

Hand hygiene

Senior Hygiene Closet

New!

Beginning January, 2024, the Senior Hygiene Closet Program will provide individuals aged 55 and up access to hygiene products in a designated area of four partner agencies: Asian Community & Cultural Center, Barnabas Community, Good Neighbor Community Center, and Ponca Tribe Nebraska.

View Senior Hygiene Closet Information

Shaving products

Why Hygiene?

Hygiene is essential for physical health and wellbeing. Without proper hygiene, adults struggle to find employment because they can’t put their best foot forward during job interviews and children struggle to succeed in school. For both adults and children, there is a loss of a sense of hope about their future. Physical and mental health issues can eventually result.

The SNAP program doesn't cover even the most basic hygiene products. Organizations where people seek assistance often don't have hygiene products available to provide regular help. Poverty Impact Network helps fill this gap by distributing products to direct-service organizations and programs to help them provide more holistic services.

hygiene kits

~  Hygiene Poverty  ~

Lack of access to necessary sanitary products such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, first aid, and other basic products due to the inability to afford them.

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Various styles of Hygiene Kits

A variety of products are provided to meet differing needs

Proper Hygiene Helps Vulnerable Populations

We believe that no one should have to choose between a meal or necessary hygiene products. Unfortunately, this a choice many living in or near the poverty level have to face. Even when individuals turn to community organizations providing low-income assistance, there is a lack of these basic hygiene and personal care products.

 

Lincoln Hygiene Network helps eliminate some of the barriers to be a part of the solution of breaking out of the poverty cycle.

Restoring Health, Dignity, and Well-Being

Your financial and in-kind donations help preserve or restore health, dignity, and well-being for children, adults, and seniors experiencing financial hardship who may also be unemployed, unsheltered or at high risk of becoming homeless right here in Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska. 

 

Products are provided directly to programs, organizations, and services that people in need already utilize. Our delivery method enhances existing local programs and services, eliminating the need for people to coordinate an extra stop to obtain needed toiletries. We meet people where they already are.

Volunteering

~  Period Poverty  ~

It's a lack of access to necessary period products due to the inability to afford them.

2 in 5 women in the U.S. struggle to purchase period products due to a lack of income.

Learn about what is being done about Period Poverty in Nebraska.

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Lincoln Hygiene Network actively reduces Period Poverty in the Lincoln area.

Always and Walmart have designated Lincoln Hygiene Network a Period Hero!

What Hygiene Poverty is and how we help

Your Donation Matters

Every donation, no matter the size, makes an impact. Thank you for your generosity!

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