Uniform Exchange
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Uniform Exchange Launches its 2021 Coat Appeal

Thank you, from October 21 to March 22 you helped us collect and give out over 1,000 coats 

In 2020 you helped us collect and donate over 500 coats… this year we need 1,000! 

Huddersfield charity, Uniform Exchange, has issued a plea for the donation of warm winter coats to support vulnerable children across Kirklees as the impact of the pandemic continues to take its toll on local families.

To enable children to access classroom learning during the pandemic, measures introduced in schools include keeping windows open throughout the school day to minimise transmission of the virus, and with temperatures dropping, the need for adequate clothing is even more vital. Having access to a full school uniform and warm coat means a child’s attendance is much more likely to improve and allows them to focus on their learning.

Having your support in these cold winter months will help us ensure all Kirklees children have access to coats and underwear and feel happier to attend school; allowing them to be warm, feel included and are more inclined to learn.

Read more and find out how you can help… https://www.uniform-exchange.org/winter-coats-2021/

Join in the uniform recycling revolution!

We should all be thinking about our personal impact on the environment…

Did you know that every year students create 7kg of school uniform waste!

Every year we create 690 tonnes of uniform waste in Kirklees!

We have seen a 40% surge in demand over the last year yet we fear hundreds of tonnes of school uniform is still being thrown away across Kirklees every year … this uniform could enhance the lives of other children, supporting a circular economy and benefitting everyone’s future.

– we collect 50 tonnes from schools and collection points

– lots will get passed on to siblings and friends

– some will have been worn out through wear and tear

– some will get sold online or given to charity shops

Where does yours go?

Uniform Exchange Huddersfield

This is a representation of 1 child’s school uniform over the 11 years they are in school.

Founder Kate France Receives Points of Light Award

Kate is the 1528th person to receive the Prime Minister’s UK daily Points of Light award, which was first launched in April 2014 to recognise outstanding individuals making a difference where they live. Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements, including hundreds of volunteers who have been recognised for how they have served their communities through the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/uniform-exchang

“I am delighted that Kate has been recognised by the Prime Minister for the great work she has done through ‘Uniform Exchange’. The exchange is a brilliant idea, giving those who need items of school uniform the opportunity to access them, whilst also reducing waste and protecting the environment. Kate’s Points of Light Award is very well deserved and I send my warmest congratulations to her.”
Jason McCartney
MP for Colne Valley

Kate France

Uniform Exchange aims to encourage the people of Kirklees to recycle and donate old school uniform items rather than putting them in the bin. There are many families across Kirklees who no longer receive a school uniform grant and would benefit from your generosity.

By recycling old school uniform we can bridge the gap and help families send their children to school in proper uniform reducing the risk of bullying.

In partnership with Local Sure Start Childrenʼs Centres, Kirklees Libraries, and with support from Kirklees Council, we will collect unwanted uniforms, and get them to the children who want them the most, free of charge.

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Uniform Donated to Us
Uniform Packs given out
Number of Schools

All uniforms
gratefully received

All uniform items will be gratefully received:
shoes, pumps, skirts, trousers, shorts, shirts, jumpers, t-shirts, dresses and coats including those with school logos.
Damaged items that are beyond repair will be passed onto Oxfam for recycling, so that nothing goes to landfill.

If your School uniform or Logo changes, please inform us.

Schools Supported
School Packs Generated
Your Donations

What do we supply?

At uniform exchange we supply and receive a wide range of uniform items.

What can I do to help Uniform Exchange?

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