Affording school uniforms can be a yearly stress for parents with stretched budgets and growing kids. So if your kids are growing out of their old gear or casting it off for good, why not donate old school uniforms to someone who needs them more?
It can cost hundreds of pounds a year to kit a child out in school uniform, and four in 10 parents will struggle to pay for their child’s uniform this year, according to research from Greene King, the pub chain behind the Wacky Warehouse soft play centres which has launched a new scheme to support parents.
The research also found that 30% of parents were cutting back on meals to afford school uniform.
A lack of access to school uniforms is one of the most visible effects of child poverty. As of 2022, there were 4.2 million children living in poverty in the UK, often relying on food banks, charities, and generosity.
Here’s how you can help out by donating old school uniforms.
Wacky Warehouse soft play centres are running a summer holiday donation scheme
Old trousers, shirts, skirts, blazers and more dropped at any of 20 Wacky Warehouses – located mainly in the Midlands and the South – between 17 July and 3 September will be donated to charities chosen by each local venue, as part of a new scheme.