Level Trust launched its new project, The Uniform Exchange, with Discover Islam on Tuesday, May 12.
The Uniform Exchange allows families to swap uniforms their children have grown out of for uniforms that fit.
Special guest Kelvin Hopkins MP officially opened the project at the Discover Islam centre, Upper George Street.
He said: “I am delighted to be here for this opening, simple ideas are often the best, this could make a real difference to the children in Luton.”
Tesco provided school uniforms, lunch boxes and book bags, BHS donated uniforms, schools donated second hand uniforms and Luton Town Football Club donated kits for children to wear for PE.
Level Trust director, Jane Malcolm, said: “Uniforms can be expensive, this project will help those who need uniforms but are struggling financially, I also want to encourage all families to bring old uniform to the centre to recycle it. We could not have done this on our own, I want to thank everyone who has helped.”
“This could make a real difference to the children in Luton.”Kelvin Hopkins MP
The aim of the exchange is to give Luton a way to reuse and recycle uniform.
Sufian Sadiq, chairman of Discover Islam, said: “Today is a real example of the community and organisations coming together to help those in need.
“This is a brilliant initiative and we are pleased to be part of it, I look forward to other organisations opening their doors to Level Trust financially and giving them a platform in the town.”
The Uniform Exchange will be open throughout the week at the centre.