Kids Love Clothes – Our 2017 charity of the year
For the first time, we have partnered with a charity to raise awareness and be able to ‘put something back’ into the community.
The charity is called Kids Love Clothes, and is based in Midlothian. Since 2009, Kids Love Clothes (KLC) has 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, they provided a wardrobe's worth of clothes to a whopping 882 children in Edinburgh and the Lothians. This is a massive 88% increase from the previous year, proving that the need for their service is, sadly growing. They are run entirely by volunteers.
Rather than embark on fundraising exploits like running marathons or climbing mountains, we at One Accounting are donating our most valuable effort – time. Each of our team will be giving up two half days in 2017 to help sort a van load of donated clothes in to packages of clothes sorted in a child’s age and if they are a boy or a girl. The good folk at KLC deliver and then collect the clothes, and package these up into giftbags ready to be distributed to families in need.
Our first clothes sorting afternoon took place at the end of February. Here are a few shots of the team hard at work!
We will be having three more clothes sorts later this year, so let us know if you would like to come along and help.
If you would like to find out more about Kids Love Clothes, then check our their website http://www.kidsloveclothes.co.uk/ , Twitter https://twitter.com/kidsloveclothes and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KidsLoveClothes