The Hygiene Hut
What is the Hygiene Hut?
The Hygiene Hut is a take what you need, donate what others need project for personal care products. The Hygiene Hut is located in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood along The Grove on Manchester Ave. near Boyle. People are encouraged to take products or contribute to the hut by leaving small personal hygiene products in the hut, or by donating through Venmo or the Cash App.
Everybody should have access to basic personal care products. Like how little free libraries open up minds to new worlds and little free pantries alleviate fixated minds from the grips of hunger, the hygiene hut provides the mind and body with wholesomeness: confidence in the self, the cognitive freedom to focus on more important tasks, and of course, general hygienic well-being.
You can read more about how the new ‘Hygiene Hut’ in The Grove provides free personal care items on KMOX.
How to Donate
If you’re planning a night out in The Grove or live in the area, take several of the hundred toothbrushes you hoarded from your dentist and a few of those mini-shampoo bottles you swiped from the Holiday Inn and leave them in the hut. Those items are perfect: they’re individually wrapped and prevent any sort of contamination.
Other hygiene products you can donate range from tampons to body wash, adult-sized products to child-sized products, for both women and men.
In the first few days, here are the products I’ve noticed that people take and need the most:
- Adult and kid toothbrushes
- Dental floss
- Mouth wash
- Mini shampoo and conditioner
- Men’s and women’s deodorant
- Body wash/soap
- Wet wipes
Money Donation Tracking
- MP (9/2/19): Bar soap (2), shaving razor (1), women’s deodorant (2), men’s deodorant (2), tampons (1), wet wipes (1), face wash (1), children toothbrush (2), body wash (2)
- SC (9/3/19): Tampons (2), conditioner (2), shampoo (2), shower gel (2), women’s deodorant (1) men’s deodorant (1), children toothbrush (2)
- R (9/3/19): TBD
- SR (9/3/19): TBD
- JB (9/3/19): TBD
- CE (9/3/19): TBD
- JM (9/4/19): TBD
- KM (9/5/19): (2) Aloe cream, (2) toothpaste, (2) women’s deodorant, (2) men’s deodorant, (1) all purpose nail kit, (1) pack of 2 chapstick, (4) travel kit toothbrush kit, (1) shampoo, (1) conditioner