Since 2009, we've been helping struggling families with young children in Edinburgh and the Lothians by providing a much-needed, quality donated kids’ clothing in giftbags.
In 2016 alone, we provided a wardrobe's worth of clothes to a whopping 882 children. This is a massive 88% increase from the previous year, proving that the need for our service is, sadly, growing and we're run entirely by volunteers.
We're always looking for more help. If you'd like to support us, you can organise a collection (at your work, among friends or local school), get a few pals together to help us sort through donated clothes, organise a fundraiser to help us keep going, or even choose to iron!
Spread the word and help us to continue to help struggling families across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
The mum was “blown away” by the clothes, and holding back tears. It was lovely for me to be able to hand over the clothes, particularly as things have been very difficult since her change of circumstance. She also commented on how beautiful the clothes smelled. This is a lady who has extremely high personal hygiene standards. Thank you again; the clothes you provide are certainly “clothes with dignity”Health Visitor
Thank you very much for the beautiful quality clothing, the children’s mum was thrilled with them and she could not wait to show her son his new clothes when he came home from school. So thank you once again for providing this wonderful service.Health Visitor
A quick email to say a very bigSocial Worker
THANK YOU for the lovely clothes you provided for two of my service users’ children. Your support, high standard and efficient service is very valuable to us and much appreciated.
A huge thank you for the work you do. Our families have been delighted with the clothes saying “I got a whole outfit!” and “My son loves his slippers and trainers so much he won’t take them off once they are on his feet!”Charity Worker
Kids Love Clothes is a valuable and much needed resource for the HV service to access. I have used it on numerous occasions for vulnerable families on my caseload. Many of the families struggle financially, but receiving clothing enables payment of essential bills ie food/heating.Health Visitor
Kids Love Clothes really does live up to its name, as children love receiving the bags of good quality clothing. I remember in particular a 3year old little girl who managed to don 4 outfits (one on top of the other) within 5 minutes, because she was so excited and didn’t know which one she liked best!Health Visitor
Dear Kids love Clothes, just a note to say thank you so much for all the effort and hard work you have put in to the charity: the effects of your good work are very much appreciated by both families and the professionals working to support them. I have had some lovely comments from parents who are delighted to receive their parcels that are so beautifully prepared. The kids are also pleased as punch I am sure! I am passing on their thanks to you.Health Visitor
The service provided by Kids Love Clothes is great. The clothes received are beautiful and the families are delighted when they get them. The older children are especially pleased and proud of their new clothes. A sign that the families are pleased with their clothes is that they request more when the children have grown out of them. Thank you Kids Love Clothes from myself and the families you have helped.Health Visitor
Me and my two sons had been living with my partner who had been very violent towards me. When he started to hit me in front of my boys I knew I had to go. With the help of Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Team I was moved to a temporary flat, had very little clothes for my boys as I had to move quickly, and I left a lot of our stuff behind. I knew I might need to move again soon. My Health Visitor made a referral to Kids Love Clothes and I quickly received a huge holdall full of clothes for my boys; I don’t think I will ever be able to thank them enough.Parent
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Registered office: 20 East Croft, Ratho,
Edinburgh EH28 8PD
t: 07464 485 400
Registered as a charity in Scotland: SC044287
Registered as a company in Scotland: SC450287