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Clarks and Unicef UK

Clarks and Unicef UK

Biography

Clarks has been working in partnership with UNICEF since 2008 to deliver ShoeShare, an initiative which helps children around the world access their right to education. To date, the partnership has raised over £1m to support the education of vulnerable children. ShoeShare works by allowing the public to donate old or unwanted shoes via 450 Clarks stores across the country. For every tonne of shoes collected, a donation is made to UNICEF which contributes to education programmes for children. In 2017, ShoeShare worked in partnership with UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) for the first time. RRSA puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. Working with schools, the RRSA programme aims to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. RRSA embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens. Since launching the partnership with RRSA over 300 schools have held ShoeShare collections, helping to raise almost £100k to support vulnerable children in the UK and around the world.