Harlow Community School Uniform Shop pays tribute to ASDA and Tesco for their support

Education / Sun 13th Aug 2023 at 06:47am

THIS summer the Harvey Centre has welcomed the return of the Community School Uniform Exchange on Level One. 

Nearly 4,000 items of clothing for Primary and Secondary aged students have been donated so far and more continue to come in daily.

This week the shop’s organisers welcomed 14 crates of new uniform items from ASDA, ready to go out at a low rate of 50p – £2 per item.

“Blown away” was the response from Andy Thornton, CEO of MRCT – the Harlow Charity that runs the Foodbank, Bounty Club and Bump to Five: helping hard-pressed families ride out the current cost-of-living crisis.

“Tesco have been just brilliant. Thay have placed baskets outside their doors at Church Langley and Edinburgh Way so that customers can drop off uniform items for us to pass on. Now ASDA have shown their generosity too. It’s great to be part of a community that cares about our children in this way.”

The shop is open 10 am – 3 pm, Wednesday to Saturday in the former Sticky Sisters shop opposite Cineworld. It is open to anyone, whether you are donating clothes or not, and the message is clear: come and get your kids ready for school for a fraction of the cost!

[The School Uniform Exchange is a partnership between MRCT, Rainbow Services and Phoenix Resources – three Harlow charities doing all they can to help families when times get hard. It closes on 2nd September.] 

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