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.
Our belief is that no child should go without these five essentials:
Togs could not run such an essential and well-used service if it wasn’t for the kindness of the public.
We’re always looking for donations. We are currently open Tues, Wed and Thursdays 09.30 – 12.30 for the donation drop-offs.
Cash donations are vital to Togs work. Give us a one-0ff payment or become a monthly donation.
If you’d like to help but don’t have items to donate you can purchase something from our Amazon wish list.
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.
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.