'Buy One, Give One' Programme
24 Jan 2014
F&F have donated more than 200,000 uniforms since 2009.
With the help of our customers, F&F have donated more than 200,000 school uniforms to children in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh since 2009.
Every year, F&F offer a range of Back to School uniforms that are part of the 'Buy One, Give One' programme. This is where a customer buys one product from the range and F&F donate an entire school uniform to a child in the same area as where the Back to School products are made.
This gives the children the opportunity to gain access to education as although these countries offer free education they often insist that a child has a school uniform in order to attend. This is something their families cannot always afford to buy. As one mother in Sri Lanka said: "Thank you for giving my daughter the gift that means she can attend school and be proud".
In November 2013 our Back to School team went to Bulathsinhala in Sri Lanka to hand out free school uniforms to some of the children.
Chloe Jones, F&F's Buying Manager for Back to School, said: "It was an honour to be a part of the ceremony in Sri Lanka where we distributed the free school uniform parcels - all the children looked so happy and grateful.
"From speaking to the teachers you realise just how much this means to the school and that it really determines whether a child can attend lessons or not. It emphasised how important this initiative is and made me proud to be part of the scheme".