Free clothes are being offered to students in Glasgow to help amid the cost of living crisis.
Glasgow Clyde College has launched stores at three campuses with the Re:Store shop based in Cardonald Campus while individual exchange spaces in Anniesland and Langside Campuses have also been set up. Staffed by students, the shop offers clothing and household goods for free.
Many of the volunteers have faced challenges in their education, are refugees and asylum seekers studying English or have Additional Support Needs and want to support others in the community.
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As well as offering free-of-charge goods, Re:Store will be open to students who want to sell products or services related to their studies such as fashion, floristry, hair and beauty or art – gaining business skills while generating income.
The entire unit was fitted out by staff and students using upcycled materials and individually designed interiors – inspired by modern retail space.
Earlier this year the college also introduced breakfast clubs offering complimentary toast or cereal with a hot drink each morning, as well as giving away food on Friday afternoons to be eaten over the weekend.
Claire Donaghey, Assistant Principal for Access and Continuing Learning at Glasgow Clyde College said: “Many of our students are really feeling the impact of the cost of living crisis so we're doing everything we can to support them.
“Whether it’s a winter jacket or new pair of shoes, our door is open for anyone to pop-in and pick up what they need for their house or wardrobe.
“At Glasgow Clyde College around 40 per cent of our students come from the 20 per cent most deprived areas of Scotland so myself and my colleagues are witnessing the effects of rising prices first hand.”
The Exchanges and Re:Store are open between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday and are accepting donations.
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