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

PE Kit Appeal – help keep our kids warm

PE Kit Appeal – help keep our kids warm

The current coronavirus crisis has meant many children across West Lothian are being asked to attend school with their PE kit on the days they have PE scheduled. Previously we supplied wee shorts and plimsolls to primary school children but now we are being asked for...

NEWSFLASH – temporary changes to collection points

NEWSFLASH – temporary changes to collection points

Please find below a current list of our drop off points that are open for donations new and second-hand. Please check each drop off points exact opening hours on their Facebook page: Monday-Friday excluding Wednesday - our office, Dryburgh House, Meikle Road, Kirkton...

Winter Warmer Appeal – UPDATE

Winter Warmer Appeal – UPDATE

We launched an appeal on 2nd October asking you, the public, to help support our local children by purchasing a winter warmer pack for us. All we can say is WOW! We have been overwhelmed by the level of support from you all. It’s so humbling to see our community...

New drop off point in Whitburn

New drop off point in Whitburn

"Get Up and Glow", Main Street, Whitburn (upstairs from the Kebab King), just at the main traffic lights in the town. Thanks for the lovely Chelsea and Kerry of Get Up & Glow on Main Street, Whitburn who have generously agreed to have one of our red bins in their...

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

Grateful thanks to our Funders and Supporters