Who are we?
We are a children’s clothing bank registered charity (Charity Number SC050347) based in Dunfermline. We recognise the significant impact which Covid19 has had on every aspect of our lives. For some families, this has resulted in increased financial pressures and with the long-term picture remaining uncertain, there is an expectation that for many, this situation will continue to get worse in the months ahead.
We opened in November 2020 and to date, we have provided clothing parcels for 92 children from 52 families in Dunfermline and the surrounding area. Approximately two-thirds of the referrals we receive are requests to provide a clothing parcel which contains a week's worth of clothing and a shoe voucher.
In addition to your lovely clothes donations, at CCBD we also rely on cash donations to allow us to supplement our pre-loved clothes with brand new underwear and pyjamas for each and every clothes parcel we produce. We also have a system where we can provide children who need new shoes with a voucher which will allow the family the dignity of taking their child to pick the shoes they like and most importantly ensure they fit properly. We also provide a similar voucher system for older teenage children to supplement a smaller clothing parcel. Finally, financial donations received can allow us to purchase specific clothing requests to enable children to take part in afterschool activities along with their peers.
How will your donation be spent?
£5 buys a 7 day pack of underwear
£10 buys new winter pyjamas
£20 buys a shoe voucher
£50 provides two warm jackets for the walk to school in winter