Kirklees Winter Coat Project 2021

Kirklees 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.

With 15,000 children in education in Kirklees living in poverty, the equivalent of 1 in 3 households, the charity anticipates greater demand for its services with many vulnerable families across Kirklees reaching crisis level as we head into the winter months. Ensuring these children have 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.

Kate France, Project Director at Uniform Exchange said; “It’s going to be extremely cold this winter and many children in our community are not ready for it. The past nine years have seen Uniform Exchange collect and distribute school uniform and coats to over 9,000 children in the local community, enabling them to go to school in the right clothing. We want to continue to support these children through these cold months by supplying them with winter coats, gloves, hats, scarves and underwear.

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”.

Kate’s added “If you can donate an old coat suitable for school we will find a child in Kirklees who can reuse it”.

To get involved with the Winter Coat Project or to request a free coat contact the Uniform Exchange team on 07955 724789 or email info@uniform-exchange.org Alternatively, visit https://www.uniform-exchange.org/ to find out more about Uniform Exchange or to donate financially to support the charity.

Ways to help Uniform Exchange make a difference

Have a Coat Collection... in school

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Other Ways To Help

Look Through our Amazon wish list and see which items we are in desperate need of, you can then get them delivered to our unit.

Donate money to the charity project, this will assist us in covering our costs and provide necessary items for those in need.

Let us know what you’ve been up or if you have any coats to collect.