The Edinburgh Clothing Store (ECS) is a charity, run by volunteers, which offers free donated clothing, bedding, etc for people in genuine need. A referral is required.
Kids Love Clothes
We provide a wardrobe worth of clothes for children newborn to 10 years old, including shoes, books and toys. The referral must come from a professional organisation. For more information please email us.
Good sources of cheap clothing, household goods etc
[Spring 2017] "Since we began our work for refugees in Edinburgh, with the support of, and information from, the team at The Welcoming organisation, we have been able to supply electric heaters, cooking pots, tea pots and duvets and covers, pillows and pillowcases.
We still have more to supply and hope to have completed what is needed by the beginning of March.
The next stage of our project is to take groups of refugees on Edinburgh tour buses to see the city and then bring them back to St Giles’ for food and to socialise with us and to practise their conversational English. This will need more funds and we applied to Police Scotland’s fund to counteract Islamophobia."