A little about Togs

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What is Togs?

Togs is a non-profit organisation serving Dundee and the surrounding areas. We aim to be the ‘go-to’ service for families struggling to provide essential clothing and equipment for their children (any baby or child classed as a dependant).

We run similarly to a food-bank – we receive donations from the public and distribute them to children suffering from the effects of poverty. Our service is for anyone struggling to afford what we believe is an ‘essential’ after food and fuel for the healthy development of children pre-birth to 18, Including items for expectant mothers.

Five to Thrive!

Our belief is that no child should go without these five essentials:

Want to help Togs?

Togs could not run such an essential and well-used service if it wasn’t for the kindness of the public. 

Donate items

We’re always looking for donations. We are currently open Tues, Wed and Thursdays 09.30 – 12.30 for the donation drop-offs.

Donate money

Cash donations are vital to Togs work. Give us a one-0ff payment or become a monthly donation.

Amazon wish list

If you’d like to help but don’t have items to donate you can purchase something from our Amazon wish list.

The Board

Pauline McDougall
Pauline McDougallBoard Member, secretary and volunteer
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"I have been volunteering at Togs since 2016, I had 2 young children and I was looking for somewhere to donate their clothes, I came across Togs and was bowled over by the energy and commitment of Jordan Butler. I started volunteering 1 morning a week. Over the years I have become more and more involved in Togs which culminated in joining the Board along with continuing to volunteer. In an ideal world we would all have the same opportunities but sadly this is not the case. We are helping in a very small way to try to bridge the gaps in society."
Pamela Glass
Pamela GlassBoard Member and Volunteer responsible for social media
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"I began volunteering with Togs in 2017, along with my son, as per of his Duke of Edinburgh Award. I enjoy being part of this wonderful charity and have met some very kind and thoughtful people who generously give up their time to help local families who need our help. i joined the board in 2019"
Jillian Smith
Jillian SmithBoard member, volunteer and responsible for media comms
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" I started volunteering with Togs in 2018. I had recently retired and was keen to volunteer with a children's charity. Pam invited me along and I was overwhelmed not only by the dedication and hard work of the volunteers, the massive support by the public, but by the enormity of the requirements in Dundee and our local areas. I joined the board in 2020, and still continue to volunteer."
Nikki Robertson
Nikki RobertsonBoard member, chair and volunteer
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Morag Swan
Morag SwanBoard member, treasurer and volunteer
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Pauline McDougall

Board Member, secretary and volunteer

"I have been volunteering at Togs since 2016, I had 2 young children and I was looking for somewhere to donate their clothes, I came across Togs and was bowled over by the energy and commitment of Jordan Butler. I started volunteering 1 morning a week. Over the years I have become more and more involved in Togs which culminated in joining the Board along with continuing to volunteer. In an ideal world we would all have the same opportunities but sadly this is not the case. We are helping in a very small way to try to bridge the gaps in society."
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Pamela Glass

Board Member and Volunteer responsible for social media

"I began volunteering with Togs in 2017, along with my son, as per of his Duke of Edinburgh Award. I enjoy being part of this wonderful charity and have met some very kind and thoughtful people who generously give up their time to help local families who need our help. i joined the board in 2019,"
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Jillian Smith

Board member, volunteer and responsible for media comms

"I started volunteering with Togs in 2018. I had recently retired and was keen to volunteer with a children's charity. Pam invited me along and I was overwhelmed not only by the dedication and hard work of the volunteers, the massive support by the public, but by the enormity of the requirements in Dundee and our local areas. I joined the board in 2020, and still continue to volunteer."
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Nikki Robertson

Board member, chair and volunteer
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Morag Swan

Board member, treasurer and volunteer

Our wonderful volunteers

Togs has a core group of volunteers that are from all walks of life, but in common have the qualities of empathy, passion and the want to make a difference to the lives of others.

Currently we have 24 amazing volunteers – interested in joining them? We’re always looking for new people to join Togs and help us provide a vital service to the people of Dundee.

How did Togs start?

Togs was founded in 2015 by Arts Educator and mother of two, Jordan Butler. Jordan worked with vulnerable people through many voluntary and paid posts in her career over more than 15 years. She saw the need for this service, not only for the growing level of need in local children and families, but the professionals who want to help their ‘families’ to overcome the barriers that are often practical and caused by prolonged cycles of poverty or short term crisis.

She identified that many members of the public have the desire and means to help whether they have unwanted items, the income or the time to donate.