The Baltimore Hygiene Bank is a Social Enterprise of Parts of Peace
The Baltimore Hygiene Bank is a program designed to provide high quality personal and household hygiene items at the most affordable price for members. By sourcing both popular and generic brands in bulk, the Baltimore Hygiene Bank is able to pass on immense cost-savings to members. Coupled with deeply subsidized delivery in Baltimore city and beyond, the Baltimore Hygiene Bank is Baltimore's most affordable and accessible marketplace for personal care and household cleaning items.
Moving Beyond the Basics
The Baltimore Hygiene Bank was conceptualized during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021. As a pioneer in local hygiene access programming - Parts of Peace immediately implemented an Emergency Hygiene Kit program that included FREE hygiene items, delivered directly to Baltimoreans during a time of unprecedented scarcity and inflation of price for basic hygiene necessities. While evaluating the program, it became clear that there was a tremendous need for quality hygiene items that were both affordable and accessible.
About Our Founder
Mariah's work in hygiene access began in 2013 when she organized a grassroots effort to provide basic necessities to households in need through a volunteer powered program called, Families Matter.
Mariah received a Warnock Fellowship in the Spring of 2016 for her work with gap families in the Families Matter program.
Most recently Mariah has received an Open Society Institute Fellowship for her work with PoP Pantries.
Mariah also studied Political Science at Notre Dame of Maryland University and earned a Masters in Management with a specialization in Nonprofits & Associations from the University of Maryland University College. Mariah is currently completing a Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.