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Supporters are awaiting the launch of the new Hibernian 2015-16 Home Kit, which is available to buy on Friday 19 June at 10am.

While many youngsters will be proudly wearing the new kit, some are not so lucky. The club comes into contact with lots of people from disadvantaged backgrounds through ticket initiatives such as Kicks for Kids and Leith Links or the range of Hibernian Community Foundation programmes, and they want to help them as well as leaving them with the best possible impression of Hibs.

In response supporters with unwanted, old or unused football kit have been asked to donate their items to the club for redistribution to benefit local charities and partners of the club.

Supporters are invited to donate any strips, shorts, scarfs, football boots and trainers in reasonable condition. Adult sizes are also welcomed.

Collections can be made at the following locations:

Monday-Friday: West Stand Reception (9am-5.30pm)

Saturday: Hibernian Ticket Office (10am-3pm)

Sunday: Famous Five Concourse (12pm-4pm, see below)

All items donated by supporters will be placed on display within the Famous Five concourse during the Leith Festival Open Day tour at Easter Road on Sunday 21 June (12pm-4pm), and supporters attending the open day are invited to leave donations in the Famous Five Stand as that point of the tour. If fans are not attending the open day tour but still wish to donate next Sunday donations can be left at the West Stand Reception.

Supporters have shown their generous community spirit on a number of occasions over the past year, from the two successful foodbank collections to the play-off ticket donations. The club  hope that supporters can back this year’s kit collection in a similar manner and help kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more information please e-mail Colin on cmillar@hibernianfc.co.uk.