ESSEX FREE SCHOOL
UNIFORM PROJECT

We want to ensure every child has access to school uniform, so we set up a free school uniform bank.

ESSEX FREE SCHOOL
Uniform project

We want to ensure every child has access to school uniform, so we set up a free school uniform 'bank'.

ESSEX FREE SCHOOL UNIFORM

The project provides new & used uniforms and other school items throughout the entire school year. (Items are typically donated by school parents, PTA’s and businesses).   
Unused school uniforms are taken to recycling centres.   

Our Mission:
• Meet the needs of the marginalised and vulnerable -
      provide a free school uniform helping young people       integrate into their local community.
• Reduce the threat of bullying.
• Increase community involvement.
• Provide ‘Volunteers Experience’ as a step back into
       employment.  

Families, organisations, statutory bodies, schools, can request uniform via facebook messenger or email uniform@dnanetworks.org. For more information.

Essex Uniform Exchange
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Additional Services..                                                           
As an official partner of Colchester Foodbank we offer foodbank vouchers. In turn the Foodbank process requests to us for free school uniforms.

Visit here or Colchester Foodbank


free school uniform project video

Essex Free School Uniform

Appeal for secondary logo stock. With the exception of one or two schools we have little to none unfirom for most of the secondary schools in Colchester and Tendring. We have seen a significant increse in demand aswell. If you have any items availble please donate them at one of our drop off points. 1. 76 East Hill, CO12QW. "THE RECTORY". Tue-fri 10-2 2. Kingsland Church, London Road. See there website to confirm times of opening. 3. Greanstead foodbank, Tue Thur Fri 10-12. 4. Monkwick Foodbank, Stansted Road. Fri 11-1. 5. Tollgate Foodbank. Mon-Sat 10-2. 6. Walton Pre School, Stanley Road. Mon-Fri 10-3. 7. NEST @ Harwich Mayflower Heratige Centre CO12 3ND 8. 131 Leas rd CO15 1DT , please use any of the green wheelie bins . Accessible at all times. 9. Tendering Community Cloths Shop 148-150 Old Road, Clacton on Sea CO15 6QF 10. C3 Church, Abbey Field Centre, Circular Road South, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UW Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm 11. One Colchester Community Hub, 4-6 Long Wyre St CO1 1LH.

Essex Free School Uniform

So with last year being our busiest to date with the team distributing over 17000+ items compared to 12500+ the year before we would like to know if you run or know of any events in Colchester or Tendering that our team could attend to help us reach more people. Please email us at uniform@dnanetworks.org with the details including times, dates and locations along with a point of contact. In the mean time we are taking requests by email and Facebook messenger. Also our donation points are open and ready. Please see list below. Drop off points 1. 76 East Hill, CO12QW. "THE RECTORY". Tue-fri 10-2 2. Kingsland Church, London Road. See there website to confirm times of opening. 3. Greanstead foodbank, Tue Thur Fri 10-12. 4. Monkwick Foodbank, Stansted Road. Fri 11-1. 5. Tollgate Foodbank. Mon-Sat 10-2. 6. Walton Pre School, Stanley Road. Mon-Fri 10-3. 7. NEST @ Harwich Mayflower Heratige Centre CO12 3ND 8. 131 Leas rd CO15 1DT , please use any of the green wheelie bins . Accessible at all times. 9. Tendering Community Cloths Shop 148-150 Old Road, Clacton on Sea CO15 6QF 10. C3 Church, Abbey Field Centre, Circular Road South, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UW Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm 11. One Colchester Community Hub, 4-6 Long Wyre St CO1 1LH.

Essex Free School Uniform

Essex Free School Uniform

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED We are in need of more Volunteers, as the cost of living crisis grows so too does the demand on our service. We are looking for people to join our volunteer team for the following tasks. Hub workers (tollgate foodbank) – Monday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday 10am to 2pm. Event support - Mainly Saturdays but some weekdays. Donations Cleaning, Sorting and preparing for events - Monday to Friday 10-4 (anytime during those periods at 76 East Hill) The hub at Tollgate Foodbank that we hope to expand the availability of has become our second busiest location. We need extra volunteers to man the hub on the above days. Opening times are 10-2 Monday to Saturday if you have any availability during those times and would be willing to help then please email us uniform@dnanetworks.org Many thanks

Do you have SCHOOL UNIFORM to donate?

Whilst we will aim to meet all the requests as best as we can, our stock is reliant on donations, so any donations are greatly received. We would ask that when applying for uniform if you have any old uniform that is too small that it be donated to us, however this is not a requirement.

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