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22 Feb 2017
Clothes Maketh the Woman

Crush Hall 2 Clothes 160wThe Edinburgh based charity Kids Love Clothes has now received two van loads of good quality pre-loved clothing from the girls at St George's.

Julie Divers from the charity gave an inspiring assembly to Upper School whilst the charity prefects and some Upper 5 girls gave an assembly to Lower School telling the girls all about the need for clothing for children in Edinburgh. The children are referred to the charity by health visitors and social workers. There might have been a house fire, or an incident of domestic violence or the children might be refugees. The girls listened attentively in assembly to all the possible reasons, including poverty, why a child might need new clothes.

The main aim of the charity is to allow people to receive help with dignity so the clothes are lovingly washed, ironed and wrapped by volunteers. Uniquely they are then coordinated into full outfits and each child receives a full wardrobe of clothes not just a few items. The clothes are beautifully presented in tissue paper and offered in Kids Love Clothes brown bags.

The charity first came to the attention of our school when several girls in Lower 5 chose them as their charity to champion whilst taking part in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. So almost one year later it was wonderful to see a combined PSE, (personal and social education) House and charity event where the girls brought in their preloved clothes, coordinated them and wrapped them. The venture was also a cross year and eco event and it was rewarding to see so many girls of different ages working together to save clothes from landfill.

In the end Julie from Kids Love Clothes was overwhelmed by the generosity and thoughtfulness of the pupils of St George's.

"We cannot thank you enough for your response. It has been so generous and thoughtful. The time and attention to detail in sorting these good quality clothes into matching outfits is so appreciated. I can assure you all the clothes will find needy and deserving homes. "

There are plans for the sixth form charity prefects to visit the premises where the clothes are stored and to report back to us at a future assembly.

A huge well done to all girls who brought in clothes, helped sort them, wrap them and to all the staff who helped. And a special thank you to the parents for supporting this venture.

  • "I really enjoyed it because I felt a lovely sense of being charitable, " said Abigail, U4P
  • "It was really nice to see how much people cared about giving to those less fortunate," said Annie, U4X
  • "I enjoyed seeing so many people coming together as one to support a cause, " said Emily, U4P
  • "I enjoyed coordinating the outfits," said Abbie, U4X
  • "The wrapping was fun and to be part of a charity venture and something that mattered, " said Natalia, U4X
  • "It gave me a nice feeling knowing we were doing something to help someone else," said Fleur, U4Q
  • "I enjoyed doing something helpful and I loved seeing how much everybody cared," said Kate, U4Q


  

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