Give warm clothes & blankets ​for the homeless

By 2017-05-18T05:56:23+10:00
18th May 2017
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Staying warm when you live on the streets is a challenge, especially when it rains and things get wet. That’s why we give warm clothes and blankets to the homeless and disadvantaged.

During winter demand for warm clothes and blankets is understandably high, so we urgently need donations. We need track pants in large or extra-large size and single or double-sized blankets, but please remember: We can only accept new items – not used or second hand.

Please call (02) 8752 4600 to give or for more information.

5 Comments

  1. Leonie Holmes 9 June 2017 at 1:35 am - Reply

    I understand that you don’t want to give out other people’s Rubbish but only giving out new clothes and blankets doesn’t seem to be a very good environmental option.

    • Kulendran Anaimugan 2 August 2017 at 1:09 am - Reply

      Our apologies for this tardy reply. You are partially right in your understanding that we don’t give used clothes and blankets out to our guest. We do accept and give out used items but these items need to be properly laundered before being donated to us. We do not have the capacity to sort and screen items and then to properly launder suitable items to give out to guests. This would soak up valuable financial resources and effort. I am sure you would appreciate our position. Given limited financial resources, our primary aim is to feed the needy and look after their health needs. We thank you for your interest.

  2. Marie Ange Lewis 9 June 2017 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Sad that you can oly accept new stuff. I bet the person on the street would not care if the blanket that will keep them warm has been preloved before. I certainlywould not, specially if I was cold and on the street.. Would you not have the facilities to wash and dry clothes and blankets before giving them away? Considering the many blankets households still keep ‘just in case’ it would be an incentive to pass them on to people who need them.

    • Kulendran Anaimugan 2 August 2017 at 1:15 am - Reply

      We are sorry for this late response. At the moment, we do not have the capacity accept and process used items. To do so will soak up our limited financial resources. Other bigger charitable organisations will have the capacity to do this. We do accept a limited amount of properly laundered and suitable items. We do not have the storage space to accept large amount of items. I hope you appreciate our position. Thank you for your interest.

  3. aep 2 September 2017 at 3:04 am - Reply

    It is also the feeling you get when you receive something new. You feel special. Hug.
    Nice to think that someone has gone out of their way to buy/give something fresh/untainted for someone else.

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