UiD’s Clothing Bank
Many of you might know that UiD has been running a clothing bank since the Covid-19 outbreak. This clothing bank provides clothes for members of UiD and it is run by volunteers who help out with sorting, assigning, and delivering the clothes.
Volunteers Terryl, Ian and Roslyn help at the Clothing Bank headquarters, usually one day a week and contribute to the process at various stages.
Roslyn volunteers on Mondays and starts the process of unpacking, sorting out, and placing the various donations in the appropriate sections. Sometimes she might help with allocating requests to members or even delivering but most of the time she helps with Stage 1- unloading and categorizing out.
Terryl, clothing bank volunteer and UiD’s trustee, helps with unpacking and sorting out as well but she focuses more on allocating the donation to people who requested something and making sure that every bag is properly labelled. Putting the requested donations together in the bag and labelling them can be called Stage 2.
Then we have the final Stage 3- delivering the goods to families or individuals who requested them. Ian, delivery volunteer, takes the clothes to the families once a week. Ian really enjoys meeting all the new people in the Swansea area and getting to know their stories while also exploring new places or streets in Swansea.
Donations are provided by local people, communities, or even organisation and delivered to families and individuals in need. Toiletries are added to every adult clothing delivery and toys are put into bags containing children’s load if possible.