What We Do
We are Lincoln's first dedicated hygiene bank. Poverty Impact Network is increasing the health and dignity of struggling children and adults through distribution of essential hygiene and personal care products at no cost to direct service organizations and programs in Lincoln-Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Poverty Impact Network has distributed more than 53,000 hygiene and personal care items in the Lincoln area, positively impacting over 7,400 individuals and families through 14 local programs and organizations!
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 typically don't have the 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 a more encompassing service.
Basic Products to Meet Differing Needs
~ 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.
Hygiene Kits and First Aid Kits
Proper Hygiene Helps Vulnerable Populations
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.
Poverty Impact Network helps eliminate some of the barriers to be a part of the solution of breaking the poverty cycle.
Basic Hygiene Restores Health, Dignity and Well-Being
Your financial and in-kind donations helps to restore health, dignity, and well-being for the elderly, working poor, unemployed, homeless and those at risk of homelessness 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.
Poverty Impact Network actively reduces Period Poverty in the Lincoln area.
~ period poverty ~
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.
What Hygiene Poverty is and how Poverty Impact Network is helping
Your Donation Matters
Every donation, no matter the size, makes an impact. Thank you for your generosity!