Sunday, 7 April 2013

Children's clothes recycling scheme

The children's clothes recycling scheme is a Community Payback initiative involving the collection, cleaning and distribution of donated children's clothes and is helping families in Dundee.

The scheme involves asking members of the public to donate good quality children's clothes which are not being used or which their own children have grown out of.

Clothes handed into the Criminal Justice Social Work office at Friarfield House in Barrack Street are washed, packaged and distributed to families who need particular types of clothes for young children.

Social workers identify children who need this additional support and persons undertaking work as part of a Community Payback Order wash and package the clothes using a new laundry area that has been developed within the Criminal Justice Social Work office at Friarfield House.

This excellent Community Payback initiative meets the needs many families in Dundee have for good quality children's clothes.    Additionally, those on the Community Payback scheme are making a positive contribution to supplying much needed clothes to families with young children.    It provides much needed practical support for children and families who may be vulnerable in Dundee and there is also an opportunity for local businesses to donate unused items of children's clothing or become involved in partial sponsorship of this scheme.

Further information is available from Jacqui Barrie on 435076.