Milton Keynes charity will provide school uniform to families in need

MK Storehouse, a charity based in Stacey Bushes, have announced that they are providing free school uniforms throughout the month of August.

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 6:00 am

The uniforms which have been generously donated to the storehouse by schools, individuals and churches across the city are available to any family in genuine need.

Both boys and girls uniforms in different sizes are avaliable from. MK Storehouse, which will next be open for people to visit anytime between 10am and 12pm from August 11.

Alan Smith, Manager of MK Storehouse, said: “We love to see children grow up and do well at school, however we appreciate the financial burden of providing uniforms every new school year can be a significant one for many families.”

“At the MK Storehouse we want to pass on items from those who no longer need them to those who really do, and help take some of the pressure of families who need a bit of support.”

The charity, which was launched in January 2016, was a new initiative for the city having been set up by Grand Union Vineyard Church (GUV) who meet on Sundays in Fox Milne, and is open to anyone no matter their faith, ethnicity or background.

Since it’s opening MK Storehouse has had the privilege to welcome over 500 visitors in need and has received wide support from the local authority, other charities and people in the city including local organisations.

Relying on volunteers and donations the charity is keen to regularly receive any good quality, clean, second hand items for both sexes including school uniforms, shoes, coats, trousers, skirts and jumpers.

MK Storehouse is passionate about serving those who have little in our city and believe that no one should struggle to own sufficient clothing simply due to a lack of finance.

The charity partners with local agencies, authorities, faith groups and professionals working in care, health and education for referrals, identifying those in genuine need of help.

MK Storehouse not only provide clothing to those most in need, but also offer a welcoming environment for people from across MK to enjoy a hot drink and listening ear from the storehouse manager or one of the friendly team of volunteers from the church who help run the project.

For more information e-mail Alan Smith via: [email protected]