Wear and Share

Wear & Share is a project that has helped Birmingham individuals and families, who have struggled to obtain essential items, such as clothing, during lockdown. 

The impact of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown has been very challenging for many families. Charities have seen an increasing demand for basic resources that many people take for granted, such as food, clothes and toiletries. The Wear and Share project was set up with the support of the Aston Villa Foundation to help meet this need during lockdown. We have been coordinating the distribution of excellent quality donated clothing across Birmingham to those who need it most.

As we move out of lockdown, from Friday 21st May 2021, the Wear and Share project is no longer accepting donations or taking requests for clothing. 

We are very grateful for the support and hard work of the partner organisations, charities, kind-hearted individuals and volunteers who have helped us to meet the need for emergency clothing during such a challenging time. 

Wear and Share has provided an essential service throughout the pandemic, thanks to many generous donations. Now the project has ended, we recommend donating clothing at your local charity shop to support them as they reopen. 

We are looking forward to developing more sharing projects and activities with communities in future as restrictions ease, and will update our website and social media about these in due course.

The following organisations may be able to help with clothing, please get in touch with them directly to confirm this:

 

Birmingham City Mission Resource Centre, Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm 

Phone: 0121 766 6603 (option 1) or Email: [email protected] 

YMCA Clothing Bank, Northfield 

Phone: 0121 477 4644 

Narthex, Sparkhill, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4pm  

Phone: 0121 753 1959 or Email: [email protected]  

#ThisIsPants

In February 2021, we launched the #ThisIsPants campaign to support the Wear and Share project in fulfilling the high demand of requests for pants. You can find out more about the campaign here.

Get involved with the community bunting project

If you have clothing or household material that isn’t good enough quality to donate to a local charity shop, we’d love for you to get involved with our community bunting project. We are looking for members of the community to create unique bunting triangles from fabric they have at home, to decorate the Balsall Heath Share Shack. Find out more and get involved here.

Additional support

Additional support is available from us and partner organisations across the city, find out more here. If you are struggling with bills, please also take a look the Big Difference Scheme from Severn Trent Water to see if you are eligible for a reduction in water bills here.

More about #BrumTogether

If you are feeling lonely and need a friendly chat, or need some food or urgent supplies then please don’t hesitate to contact us

All money received will go directly to the purchase of food items, hygiene packs, baby packs, and activity packs for children

We want to shed light on the positive stories of people working together, helping the community and looking after each other.