Each year, the Peel Parishes come together on a project called 'clothed in kindness' - the project is a school uniform bank to help those who are in financial difficulties face less pressure about the cost of school uniforms.
While most of our local schools have a largely generic uniform to help keep costs low, this project is incredibly helpful for those families who need the support, particularly for those who have found themselves in unexpected circumstances.
This year the project will run a little differently due to Covid restrictions so I am sharing the information below so people can get involved with donating or seeking a uniform.
The project will run from 2nd August and the uniform bank will be open on Monday & Saturday 10am - 1pm and Thursdays 4pm - 7pm. It will be based at St Barnabas Church, 76 Manor Rd, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NB.
There is a lot of stock already, which is very good second hand or new uniform from a variety of schools across Tamworth (both primary & secondary) and there are lots of donations that are waiting to come in too. PE kits are also available for some schools.
Families will be able to look through the rails of uniform and select appropriate items and sizes.
If you would like to donate to the project you can donate good quality, school uniform items at the Peel Parishes Office - from 9am to 12pm in St Paul's Church, Fazeley Building Coleshill Street, Fazeley, Tamworth, B78 3RQ
The building cannot accept items left outside the building out of office hours but if you cannot meet the usual office hours but want to contribute email firstname.lastname@example.org. The group can also accept financial donations. Please wash and bag the clothes prior to donation to keep it easy for the team to handle.
The project was extremely successful last year and the parish teams and volunteers were glad to help local families. Keep an eye on the Herald as the group hope to be featured in the next few weeks.
Well done Peel Parish volunteers!