The School Bank West Lothian
The School Bank West Lothian is a volunteer-led group aiming to improve the lives of children in families in West Lothian. They assist families experiencing financial hardship by providing them with a brand new school uniform and other clothing and equipment required for the school day.
The School Bank accept donations for ages 5 – 18 years old. This includes school uniform with school logos on for all West Lothian Schools. The range of clothing and items you can donate is wide and varied.
New or Good Quality Second Hand
School uniforms (including items embroidered with school logos) such as
- Polo shirts
- Gingham dresses
Gym kit such as
- School bags and PE bags
- Lunch bags
- Stationery (binders, pencil cases etc)
Good Quality Second Hand
- Football boots
- School ties
- Footwear (including shoes and plimsolls)
- Toiletries (including deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary and hair products etc)
- Hair baubles and clasps
- Water bottles
Any poorer quality items of clothing can also be donated and recycled in our rag bag box (this can include adult clothing). This generates cash for The School Bank West Lothian which is used buy brand new stock that they need.
There are several Drop Off Points across West Lothian. See website for details.
The uniforms are distributed by referral from organisations working with families. The School Bank West Lothian does liaise directly with families. They 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 Council, Citizens Advice Bureau, Homestart and the Advice Shop in Bathgate.