Who are we?
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Care is a small, local charity run entirely by volunteers. We run a baby bank and school uniform bank service, as well as general clothing bank, to help families who are struggling to provide essentials for their children.
What do we do?
We operate a referral system and professionals - and other organisations - working with families who are struggling, come to us for assistance on their behalf. Our baby bank provides everything from nappies to cots and prams. Our school uniform bank also provides school essentials like bags and coats, as well as uniform. And we also provide general clothing for children of all ages.
Why do we need your help?
Right now, we have had to suspend our school uniform bank service, but we are adapting our baby bank service so that we can still provide much needed assistance to families who are struggling with the essentials for their children.
We have already provided most of our stock of items like nappies and toiletries to local resilience groups and foodbanks, and we continue to fulfil referrals coming in to us, in a safe way, with the authorisation of the police and in partnership with other organisations.
Due to safety reasons, we can't currently accept donations, which means that we need to buy essentials that people normally donate - such as nappies, wipes, and toiletries, and we are also going to start purchasing formula milk and baby food too as a supplement to our service given the exceptional demand.
Right now, there are more families than ever in need of support in our community. We're determined to help. So, if you can spare a few pounds, we would be very grateful on behalf of all the families who need our help.
Some more information on our projects can be viewed here:
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Baby Bank
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth School Uniform Bank