How to Prepare Your Donations for Uniform Exchange

How to Prepare Your Donations for Uniform Exchange

Posted on April 6th, 2023

At Project40Seven, our Uniform Exchange service provides a valuable resource to families in need. By donating gently used school uniforms, we can help families save money and reduce waste. But how do you prepare your donations for Uniform Exchange? In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need to know to make the donation process easy and efficient.

Check the Condition of Your Uniforms

Before donating your school uniforms, it's important to check their condition. We accept gently used uniforms that are in good condition, without any major stains or tears. If your uniforms are too worn or damaged, they may not be useful to other families and may end up being discarded.

Wash and Dry Your Uniforms

Once you've sorted through your uniforms and identified the ones that are in good condition, it's time to wash and dry them. Clean uniforms are more appealing to families in need, and it's also more hygienic. Make sure to follow the care instructions on the label and use a gentle detergent.

Iron Your Uniforms

While it's not required, ironing your uniforms can make them look more presentable and appealing to families in need. If you don't have an iron at home, you can bring your uniforms to our Repair Shop, and we'll be happy to iron them for you.

Sort Your Uniforms

Once your uniforms are clean and ironed, it's time to sort them. Separate them by size and gender to make it easier for families to find what they need. You can also separate them by school if you have uniforms from multiple schools.

Label Your Bags

When you bring your uniforms to our Uniform Exchange, it's helpful to label your bags with the size and gender of the uniforms inside. This will make it easier for our volunteers to sort and distribute the uniforms.

Spread the Word

Donating your school uniforms and other items to Uniform Exchange is just one way to support our community. You can also help by spreading the word about our service. Let other families know about Uniform Exchange and encourage them to donate their gently used school items. You can also share our website and social media pages to help us reach more people.

Donate as Often as You Can

Donating to our Uniform Exchange doesn't have to be a one-time thing. We accept donations year-round, so you can donate as often as you like. If you have uniforms that your children have outgrown or that you no longer need, consider donating them to our Uniform Exchange rather than letting them take up space in your closet.


Donating to our Uniform Exchange is an easy way to help families in need and reduce waste. By preparing your donations properly, you can make the process more efficient and effective. We hope that this blog post has provided you with everything you need to know to prepare your donations for Uniform Exchange.

If you have any questions about our Uniform Exchange or any of our other services, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can give us a call at 01728 448707 or send us an email at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you support our community.

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