Sponsor a Child Campaign 2020 – now launched!

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis our new Sponsor a Child campaign for 2020 is looking a bit different. We are asking sponsors to donate through our VirginMoneyGiving fundraiser, and we will create the packs. Please help if you can.
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The School Bank West Lothian

Preparing for the School Day

Making a difference to children and parents across our West Lothian communities

Donate to The School Bank 

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 CouncilCitizens Advice BureauHomestart 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

Our Latest News and Updates

Update on red collection bins

Update on red collection bins

We have a very limited number of red collection bins open to accept BRAND NEW donations over the holiday season e.g. Sainsbury's (Livingston) and Tesco (Linlithgow and Bathgate). All other drop off points are closed from now until further notice. We are NOT accepting...

Its 2021 and we are back!

Its 2021 and we are back!

2021 hasn't started as we would have hoped for our school children but we are working hard to help the children who need our service, whether in school or learning from home. Remember we accept referrals all year round. Our service supports children from families...

Merry Christmas, see you in 2021!

Merry Christmas, see you in 2021!

Our offices close today, 18th December, at 2pm and we re-open on Wednesday 6th January 2021. Merry Christmas to you all. Stay safe.

What a year its been!

What a year its been!

In the last 12 months we have improved the lives of 940 children in families across West Lothian experiencing financial hardship by providing them with a brand new school uniform, footwear and other clothing required for the school day but we couldn't do it without...

I have been volunteering at the School Bank for around a year now. It doesn’t take up too much time; the people are friendly and my role is simple… I collect local donations and deliver them to the office. By volunteering, I have seen the kindness and generosity of the people of West Lothian that want to help local families. I hope that by giving some time we can help provide children with the basics so that they’re ready for school, to learn and to keep them warm and dry in the playground.  – Volunteer

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