How you can help The School Bank West Lothian

There are a number of ways to help us help the children of West Lothian

Donate to The School Bank 

The School Bank West Lothian is a small charity and we are reliant on assistance and donations to allow us to help our local children with the cost of the school day.

We help around 50 children each month and as a result we need a large amount of stock and donations on a regular basis throughout the year. We appreciate all donations and offers of support – both large and small – including volunteering and fundraising. Every little bit helps.

Here are ways you could help us …

SPONSOR A CHILD CAMPAIGN

If you are interested in sponsoring a child please contact us at enquiry@schoolbank-westlothian.org or send a message through our Facebook Page. We can then give you a child who is in need of a school bank pack.

You can then either purchase the uniform yourself or donate cash via our Virgin Money Giving page and we will purchase the uniform for you.

DONATING UNIFORMS, SHOES, BAGS AND SCHOOL KIT

We accept donations of excellent condition used uniform, jackets, shoes and school bags. It would be great when donating used uniform if you could …

WASH

Please wash clothes before donating, it saves our volunteers doing it every week!

SORT

It’s a massive help if you can label all donations by SIZE and GENDER. Please also remove all LABELS with names of children.

CASH DONATIONS TO THE SCHOOL BANK WEST LOTHIAN

The School Bank West Lothian is a small charity and we are reliant on donations to allow us to help our local children with the cost of the school day.

We help around 50 children each month and as a result we need a large amount of stock and donations on a regular basis throughout the year. We appreciate all donations and offers of support – both large and small.

The easiest way to donate is via our Virgin Money Giving page using the button below, and this also allows us to collect GiftAid which will increase any eligible donation by 25%! If this is not suitable, please contact us to arrange another method.

Every little bit helps. Thank you

HELP US AS A VOLUNTEER

Give your time! We always welcome volunteers and you can help by:

  • Taking part in group clothes sorting sessions
  • Becoming a nominated collector from one of our donation points
  • Wash clothes that need a freshen up
  • Take part in stock takes
  • Basic mending of clothes
  • Make up uniform packs
  • Take part in ad hoc events such a bag packing at a supermarket.

Our volunteer sessions small and typically last 2 hours – we have a cuppa and a blether whilst we work away together.  We love regular volunteers but we also love folk who can come along now and then.

FUNDRAISERS AND COLLECTIONS

The School Bank West Lothian is a registered charity and is therefore the perfect recipient for your fundraising.

If you are involved in a fundraiser or clothing collection, or are aware of an upcoming event you want to participate in we would be delighted to hear from you. Or you may be a local group or employer looking to nominate a charity to support as a one-off or or over a period of time – we would be delighted to have you come and visit us and find out how we can work together. Its wonderful when local people help local initiatives. Where we can, we are also keen to support our young people locally through the Youth Philanthropy scheme and other initiatives to support Volunteering Awards.

You can fundraise as an individual, a group, a company, a school or an organisation. Your support will be greatly appreciated and your donation will be a wonderful contribution to our resources, helping The School Bank West Lothian help local children across West Lothian.

Please visit our Be A Fundraiser page for some ideas on fundraisers and collections, or to contact us to tell us about an event you are participating in or organising.

Thank you