Wear2School is proud to be working with several local charities and non-profit organisations. It is very important to the shop to support local families and children in any way we can.

Leighton-Linslade Helpers Charity Partnership

Wear2School is donating all revenue collected from the sale of plastic carrier bags (10p per bag) to the Leighton-Linslade Helpers. We also have a collection pot instore for loose change.

Leighton-Linslade Helpers formed during the pandemic to help local people struggling with isolating. The provided essential help to vulnerable people, such as delivering food parcels, collecting prescriptions, and offering much needed companionship.

Since the start of the pandemic, they have blossomed into an essential part of the local community. The range of services they offer has expanded dramatically. To find out more about what they do or to ask for help, head over to their website here or Facebook page here.

Leighton-Linslade Helpers Logo demonstrating our charity partnership

The Children’s Centre Partnership

The Children’s Centre is a non-profit organisation that offers services for parents and children from birth to 12 years of age. They have a Facebook page which they regularly update with their services and activities.

Wear2School will be collecting second-hand uniform for donation to the Children’s Centre from April 2023. There will be a collection bin in the shop. We will accept donations for all local schools, not just those we supply. We will also accept generic items, such as good quality school shoes and trousers/skirts.

The items are then processed and packed up by our staff and handed over to the Children’s Centre. The Children’s Centre then passes the items on to families who need them.

We can also offer collection bins to other local businesses. If you or your business are interested in being a uniform drop off point, please do get in touch with us at [email protected] or call us on 01525 373030. We will collect, process and deliver all donations to the Children’s Centre.

Leighton Buzzard Children's Centre Logo demonstrating our partnership with the organisation

Malawi Donations

We have bee fortunate enough to work with members of the local community in order to organise the donation of discontinued uniform items overseas to schools in Malawi. We periodically collect, pack and dispatch all our outdated and excess stock that cannot be used locally and send it off to schools children in Malawi.

It is transported to Scotland, where it is loaded into a freight container and sent on its journey across the sea to its new home!

Containers are organised by The Banana Box Trust. You can find out more about the Banana Box Trust here.

KidsOut Charity Partnership

We are proud to partner with local charity KidsOut, who work with disadvantaged children and families both locally and throughout the UK. They provide essential care packages, toys and days out for children and families who are in a difficult place in their lives. they are a vital line of support to many struggling families.

Wear2School will be donating 25p from every pair of sports shorts sold to KidsOut to help them continue their vital work. You can find out more about KidsOut here.

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership

We are now proud members of the Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership. If you are in any trouble, pop into the shop and we will be able to put you on the path to getting the resources and help you need. Our shop is a safe place for everyone. We all deserve to live in a safe and supportive society, so if you are suffering any sort of abuse, please know it is not your fault, and there is help available for you. If you would like any more information,click here to be directed to the BEDS domestic abuse help website.