The Smock Swap
Every time you buy an item from Smock, we give an item to a child in need. We call this exchange The Smock Swap: when you buy, we give.
Critical to making The Smock Swap a success is hand picking small, well run charities helping children here at home as well as the countries where we make our clothes. We pick charities where we can make an immediate and tangible difference and the donations go directly to the kids who need them.
We were delighted to donate craft boxes to Little Village on 12th October 2020!
Little Village are an amazing charity that supports families with children who are dealing with really challenging circumstances - homelessness, unemployment, low wages and domestic violence in central London. We dropped off 100 craft kits which will provide much needed entertainment and joy for little ones who are struggling, especially as covid restrictions get tighter for many. It's your purchases that make these donations possible so THANK YOU! Together we will spread the rainbow far and wide 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
Yay! We are donating T-shirts to children in need in India!
The first charity we wanted to support with Buy One, Give One is Shiksha Prayas, an NGO in field of education for underprivileged children, based in in Gurgaon and other parts of Haryana in India.
“Shiksha Prayas” is a hindi phrase meaning “Endeavour to Education”, the charity builds and runs free education institutions which educate and mentor children from poor families, such as migrant workers or families with no fixed abode, ensuring the children receive an education, and a future, where they might otherwise drop out of school. Shiksha Prayas offers a critical stepping stone for children at the very margins of society, to build a future for themselves.
In May 2020 we sent out two boxes of rainbow coloured T-shirts for all children at the Shiksha Prayas school: plenty of colours for children to express their individuality while kicking off the new school season with a bright beginning.