Jarrow shop’s top drawer idea as it offers free children’s clothes

Community Homes in Jarrow is running a free children's clothes project.
Community Homes in Jarrow is running a free children's clothes project.

A community project is offering children’s clothes for free in its latest effort to help those most in need.

Community Homes in Jarrow is running the scheme as it works towards ending poverty throughout South Tyneside.

We’ve seen the relief on people’s faces, when they find there’s an option available to them here.

Chris Pickering

The organisation, which is based in Grange Road, also offers items of adult clothes for £1 each, with clothes for interviews and work among those on the rails.

Its director Chris Pickering said: “We see some families come in and they are struggling with their budget.

“We’ve seen the relief on people’s faces, when they find there’s an option available to them here.

“We know when they make sure their children have something to wear, it makes a real difference.

“If they come in and need it, they can take it and that’s the same with the £1 adult items.”

The support from the social enterprise comes in addition to a range of services, including furniture packs for those starting out and those supported by mental health services and the Probation Service.

It also recycle goods to save them from being binned, with those in long-term unemployment learning skills to prepare items to sell.

For more details about Community Homes, which was launched in 2014 and is run by staff and volunteers visit www.facebook.com/CHhere2help/.