Who are The School Bank West Lothian?
We are a volunteer-led group aiming to improve the lives of children in families in West Lothian experiencing financial hardship by providing them with a brand new school uniform and other clothing and equipment required for the school day.
The uniforms are distributed by referral from organisations working with families. We do not liaise directly with families. We accept referrals from professionals in the community such as Head Teachers, Social Workers, Housing Officers, Womens Aid, Health Visitors and other agencies including West Lothian Council, Citizens Advice Bureau, Homestart and the Advice Shop in Bathgate.
There are several ways to support our work – please see our How You Can Help page, or use the links below, for more details, and you can go to the Drop-off Points page for an up to date list of locations around West Lothian for making clothing donations.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you so much for all the school items. I actually cried over and over when I thought of the kindness shown to my son, especially as those helping him will probably never meet him. It shows true kindness and understanding. The world is a better place with people like that in it. Please pass my thanks to them all. They will never know how much this means.
How You Can Help The School Bank West Lothian
To support our work – please see our How You Can Help page, or use the links below, for more details
Sponsor a Child
Donate School Kit
Make a Cash Donation
Become a Volunteer
Be a Fundraiser
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We are looking for people to help sponsor a child for going back to school in August, in our “Sponsor A Child” campaign. Most children return to school in August with brand new uniform, PE kit, a jacket, school bag, stationery, socks and footwear but sadly this just...
Universal Credit and in-work poverty are among the factors being blamed for parents' struggles. Read the full report from the Daily Record - dailyrecord.co.uk - Scottish news - Scots parents breaking point
In June, Stephen Firth completed the mammoth cycle from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis (approximately 185 miles) to raise money for The School Bank WL.
Stephen raised an epic £690 (plus gift aid) making it a whopping £842! A truly wonderful effort from Stephen and everyone who donated.