Sharewear Clothing Scheme

Sharewear Clothing Scheme

Sharewear provides emergency clothing, shoes and bedding to people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire on a referral basis, working much like a Trussell Trust foodbank. All of our clothing has been generously donated by the public through our various donation points. We work primarily out of our main base in Daybrook in Nottingham, but we also have an adults’ and children’s satellite branch in Sutton-in-Ashfield. On top of our work carried out at base, we also operate an extensive outreach program as well as a successful school project, where various schools, colleges and universities across the county have become involved with the charity's work. Here is the link to our website for more information about how we work: https://sharewearclothingschem...

You can also find up-to-date information on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Share...

In terms of the people that are referred to us in need of clothing and bedding, these range from people temporarily out of work and on Universal Credit to people in work who are struggling to make ends meet, the street homeless, refugees, ex-offenders, victims of domestic abuse, victims of emergencies such as house fires, and anything and everything in between. On top of supporting local people that often find themselves with nothing more than just the clothes on their back, we also respond to national and international crises and emergencies. We have sent clothes to Calais during the migrant crisis, to the victims of the Grenfell fire, and more recently to victims of hurricanes in the Caribbean.

At Sharewear, we believe that we are the point where clothing poverty meets clothing waste. It is impossible to ignore the effects clothing waste has on our environment, especially given current environmental affairs, and we take great pride in our sustainable model of recycling clothing. Even the donations we receive that are sub-standard are recycled by the fantastic textile recycling company with which we work, rather than being sent to landfill or being burnt, as is the case across the retail industry with returned and faulty items. Some of our creatively-gifted volunteers even make crafts out of such donations, which we sell at craft fairs as one of few sources of income for the charity to help keep us going.

We are proud of our identity as a Nottingham-based charity, run by volunteers based in Nottingham and working to help those that are locked into poverty. Aside from helping the street homeless directly, so many of our other service users over the past 6 years have been locked into poverty, be that in the short or long-term, and have ultimately been at risk of becoming homeless.

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