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Just a uniform cut above for kids

QUEENSLAND Police Service, Australian Federal Police, Border Force officers, firefighters and even workers at Australia Zoo are giving the shirts off their backs to help young people at risk from poverty and the scourge of domestic violence.

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Debbie Platz Pope Uniforms 4 Kids

Debbie Platz meets Pope Francois

who blessed Uniforms 4 Kids.

Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz attended The Santa Marta Group, an alliance of international police chiefs and bishops from around the world working together with civil society in a process endorsed by Pope Francis, to eradicate human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

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Pacific Motor Group donates Ford Escape to U4K

Today was massive for our organisation and U4K program. We would like to thank our supporter Pacific Ford Sunshine Coast for donating a Ford Escape to assist with Uniforms 4 Kids, and the community for donating sewing goods such as Velcro, fabric, buttons etc. The Ford Escape will be used to transport re-purposed clothing and materials from […]

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A common thread ties the community and police together

Police officers of the Solomon Islands Police Development Program (SIPDP) recently donated a collection of clothes to some of the local children who have been involved in situations of domestic and family violence. There were no pikinini’s at the centre when we were there but we are sure they will be all smiles when they are […]

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Pacific Motor Group continues to support the community and children in need

Local automotive dealership Pacific Motor Group is helping supply repurposed pre-loved uniforms into clothes for children who have a need in our community with the recent announcement of their sponsorship of Uniforms 4 Kids. The assistance comes in the form of a vehicle to transport the repurposed clothing and materials from partners of Uniforms 4 […]

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AFP visit Groote in the Northern Territory

This fantastic photograph taken during a recent trip by Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers is taken out of Groote in the Northern Territory in a little out station called “Little Paradise”. The happy recipients and officers (from left to right) are Detective Dallas Edwards, Australian Federal Police, with Shakya BARA, Shaylene NUNGGARRALU, Zariana NUNGGARRALU and […]

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reef sisters sewing guild

The Reef Sisters Guild Group on Win News Cairns for Uniforms 4 Kids

SEWING SENSATIONS: A group of local ladies have put their sewing to the test, using their skills to re-purpose old police and emergency services uniforms into children’s clothes, ready to be donate to disadvantaged communities across the Far North. The Reef Sisters Sewing Guild Group were well represented by Mrs Downey and her volunteers throughout […]

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Uniforms 4 Kids visits women and children in CEBU

AFP delivered U4K outfits to the staff of the Women and Children’s Centre in Cebu, Philippines. The outfits were well received as the shelter has many rescued children needing clothes, care and love.  We had the lovely opportunity to meet some children who were recently rescued from people who were abusing them and posting the […]

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Uniforms 4 Kids visits the Philippines

The AFP senior liaison officer in the Philippines, Richard Stanford delivered a bag of clothes to the hospital in IBA. The hospital had a groups of volunteers from Australia conducting cleft plate surgery this week. Richard gave the clothes to many children recovering in the hospital. He said “the gifting of the clothes was very […]

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Uniforms 4 Kids Official Launch

On Friday 15th February, Uniforms 4 Kids was officially launched at the Queensland Police Headquarters in Brisbane. Uniforms 4 Kids would like to thank everyone for attending including special guests: His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland The Honourable Mark Ryan MP – Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, […]

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Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin video message for Uniforms 4 Kids Launch

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin have created a video message for everyone from New York to show their support for the Uniforms 4 Kids launch and ongoing success of U4K. Terri, Bindi & Robert Irwin along with Australia Zoo are one of our partners who continue to assist disadvantaged children in need. Please see the […]

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QPS support uniforms 4 kids

QPS supports Uniforms 4 Kids

Commissioner Ian Stewart today joined police and emergency services from across the country to launch the Uniforms 4 Kids initiative at Queensland Police Service Headquarters. Uniforms 4 Kids is a not-for-profit charity, founded by retired QPS officer Yvonne Pattinson OAM, aimed at repurposing uniforms for disadvantaged children within the community. Since the program’s inception, QPS […]

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local volunteers on board with uniforms 4 kids

Local volunteers on board with Uniforms 4 Kids

As you would expect, our first responders uniforms are often well worn, so when they do not meet service expectations, we collect them to donate to Uniforms 4 Kids. Uniforms 4 Kids is an innovative program re-purposing donated law enforcement and emergency services organisations uniforms, which would have otherwise been disposed of, into beautiful and […]

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upcycling uniforms


A humble band of Queensland retirees is transforming pre-owned emergency service uniforms into children’s clothing, and their charity is about to rapidly expand. See the footage from Channel 9 News below: UPCYCLING UNIFORMS A humble band of Queensland retirees is transforming pre-owned emergency service uniforms into children's clothing, and their charity is about to rapidly […]

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