Labelled With Love was set up in the summer of 2020 to provide new school uniforms for children from families struggling financially. Links were established with the local primary schools, social work and health organisations, and we were led by where the need was greatest in supporting children and families and showing God’s love. We have now branched out into providing other items, such as winter jackets, shoes and wellies, Christmas meals, and supporting other community organisations.
We chose our name as each bag of clothing has a label on it: ‘With love from Falkirk Trinity Church’.
Sometimes we have provided extra items to ensure that the children have enough clothes to wear, and often these children and families have found themselves in extremely difficult circumstances. The feedback has been very positive as we are providing at the point of need and therefore transforming the lives of the children and families at that crucial time. We will continue to be led by the needs of the community, through the knowledge of other services, to try to provide what is required.
Over the year, further links have been established with Graeme High School, CrossReach’s Polmont Visitors Centre, and a local charity supporting refugees. In association with Hallglen Pantry, we have also supplied Christmas meals in a bag. Following a number of tragic incidents where young people in the community have taken their own lives, we supported the furnishing of a room within the Ettrick Dochart Community Hall in Falkirk as a place for young people to meet.
Uniforms and donations have come from the local Asda, Morrisons and Tesco stores and sportswear was provided by RJM Sportswear. The group has received a grant from Forth Giving and generous contributions from Falkirk Foodbank and the Trinity congregation, friends and family.
We are forever grateful for ongoing provision and answer to prayer. If you would like to support us, you can use this safe link to do so. Please get in touch if you, or someone you know, needs help to provide school uniform or general clothing for their children. Your request will be treated confidentially. Phone 07942318993 or email Labelled with Love.