This month, as part of our Support in the Community Initiative, we’re shining a spotlight on our Charity of the Month – River Kids.
The Broxburn-based charity, which has received ongoing support from The Centre for many years, including providing donations for their Toy Appeal, has been helping disadvantaged local children and their families in West Lothian and the wider community, financially, emotionally and practically since 2005.
Through a referral system, River Kids provides pre-loved and new clothing, shoes, toys and homeware to families who are facing financial difficulties. They also provide small financial grants to support children’s participation in extra curricular activities by purchasing sports equipment and part-funding school trips.
They also support young adults who are experiencing barriers to employment by offering volunteering opportunities and work experience through a six-month work placement programme.
River Kids also manages the West Lothian Toy Appeal which provides gifts to children at various milestones throughout the year and key calendar dates, including birthdays and Christmas.
As part of our charity partnership River Kids will receive a £250 Gift Card donation and free pop-up space in the mall on 27th and 28th May to help raise awareness of the great work they are doing in the local community and appeal for donations. Why not pop along for more information?
You can also find out more about River Kids, and the work that they do, via their website at www.riverkids.org.uk