Akin to deliver school uniform donations in Sheffield
Clothing brand Akin Clothing have this week announced that their second school uniform donation will take place in their home city of Sheffield. The drop will go ahead in summer 2021, before the start of the academic year.
In 2018, Akin teamed up with Drop Dead to provide school uniforms for children in the developing world, but due to circumstances they will this year focus their efforts closer to home.
Ben Howells. Akin Clothing’s Founder & CEO, said: “It goes without saying that this year has been a little different and it’s become clear that there is a need for children here on our doorstep, in Sheffield.
“I first started this company while I was living in Hawaii and spending a lot of time travelling and it was crazy to me that the lack of uniforms and supplies was a barrier to children attending school. Growing up and going to school in Sheffield it was something that was a given. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case.
“In light of this, we’ve decided to run our first project on home turf. The aim is to provide school uniforms for school kids in Sheffield where families may be struggling to do so.
“In doing so, we would like to bring the local community here in Sheffield together to help those most in need. The uniforms will be supplied ahead of the 2021/22 academic year, starting in September.”
Akin Clothing uses net profits to help kids around the world attend school, by providing them with school uniforms and supplies. So far Akin Clothing has supported children from communities in 15 different countries all around the world. Currently there are approximately 67 million children who are not attending school around the world.