I’ve written before about Rockin’ Baby’s amazing charity initiative Child To Child where for every item of Rockin’ Baby clothing purchased the company donates an item of clothing from their colourful Hero collection to children from impoverished backgrounds in Uganda. As I think the concept is amazing and I admire Rockin’ Baby even more for their fabulous charity initiative I was delighted to hear news about them making a clothing drop of the donated clothes to children in need.
World’s First Child To Child Kidswear Charity makes inaugural clothing drop with Rockin’ Baby donating their first 2000 items of clothing from their Hero collection of clothes to underprivileged and disadvantaged children in Uganda.
As part of their Child To Child Mission in parternship with ChildFund International, Rockin’ Baby have handed out 2000 brand new items of childrenswear, including brightly coloured and comfortable shorts and t-shirts, to children in villages across Kampala.
Thanks to the sales of their first childrenswear collection, which launched in Autumn/Winter 2015 Rockin’ Baby are able to help make a big difference to the lives of children across the world, starting by helping desperate children in Uganda, by providing them with much needed clothing.
In Uganda, the location for the first ever clothes drop for the charity, a number of the children and their families were greeted by Rockin’ Baby’s founder Kathryn Wiley who wanted to see the results of their hard work in person and meet those who were in desperate need for essential clothing. Here is what she had to say about it -
“It was an extremely humbling experience just to be finally sitting in Uganda with ChildFund and the local organisations that facilitated the trip. Before we’d even delivered the first batch of clothing we were told that the mothers of the children who attended the Early Childhood Development Center in which we were giving, had been sitting in a tent waiting for several hours. We hurried as fast as we could to greet them – anxious teachers, mothers and children who could not wait to receive something new. It was a very special day. Approximately 85-90% of all Ugandan people wear used clothing. Clothing that has been passed down over many years. The first thing I noticed when I met the children was their school uniform. Dirty, full of holes, 2-3 sizes too small, and barely on some of them. It was evident that since they are required to wear uniform for school, it was for most, the only outfit they own.mIt was wonderful to see how the new clothing uplifted their spirits. The children immediately changed infront of me, finally feeling good about themselves, no longer embarrassed about the clothing they were wearing.” - Kathryn Wiley, CEO and Founder of Rockin’ Baby.
The next drop of clothes for this brilliant charity campaign will be delivered to children who have been affected by Ebola.
For every item sold and item of clothing from the Hero collection is gifted to a child in need across 30 countries globally. Rockin’ Baby’s message is – ‘You Buy, We Give’
If you want to support this very worthwhile and vital cause that gives children in need, who have never owned a new piece of clothing before, brand new clothes that are the same quality as you buy then take a look at the Rockin’ Baby childrenswear collection. The new Rockin’ Baby Spring/Summer 2016 range is available online from the 1st February 2016.