Rose Community Group focuses on:
Sharewear work with referring agencies – charities, voluntary groups and other social prescribers – who can refer people in need to them.
They have an outreach programme, where they share bulk deliveries with other organisations according to demand.
Sharewear also run an employability programme; helping people in their own community gain the skills and experience which could take them into the workplace, and independence.
Often, a person who comes to Sharewear in clothing crisis will remain part of the Sharewear family to join in with helping others going through similar crises.
Sharewear’s resources are collected and donated from a number of sources including church groups, schools who have partnered in, political groups, individuals and retailers.
Unfortunately though, some items which are donated are no longer fit for use but Sharewear does not disregard these items. They are remade into gifts which can be bought at local craft fairs and the money raised is put straight back into the running of the service.
Grants are hard to come by and, although Sharewear have secured a grant to run their employability scheme for their volunteers, they must fundraise for most of the money needed to keep this service going.
Sharewear are keen to help more people benefit from their service and will help other people set up a Sharewear service, under the same banner, in other areas.
Could your community benefit from the Green fashion and community building power of this initiative? They are offering advice, start up resources and the benefit of their experience and reputation. You will need storage space, volunteers and clothes.
There are lots of way you can support
Could you organise clothing collections? Talk to smaller businesses about donating their returns or waste clothing? Or become a Sharewear Seed, with a regular donation that – when all donated funds are taken together – gives the group an income they can rely on.
You may also like to purchase a campaign tee, from the website, to raise awareness of UK Clothing Poverty.
Contact Sharewear Clothing Scheme
If you are interested in becoming a branch of Sharewear Clothing Scheme, or you’d like to support them in the wonderful work they do, please get in touch with them by the details below.
Also, on the 21st of March it is Sharewear’s birthday! For 2020, it is being held at
Mannakin. If you’d like to go, let Sharewear know so they have an idea of numbers for all the food and safety issues!
Rose Community Group would like to thank Sharewear Nottingham for speaking with us and telling us about their wonderful provision in their community.
Thank yous are also due to the following people for joining in and asking questions:
@fionaturner13; @Affordablefood2; @dianne151052; @magmogz135; @WindyJonC; @Ricicles2.