Spare a pair of jeans for the homeless

Tranby Day Centre staff member Janie Gilmour (centre) with, from left, Mark, Tanya and Dean. Picture: Marcus Whisson d421955
Tranby Day Centre staff member Janie Gilmour (centre) with, from left, Mark, Tanya and Dean. Picture: Marcus Whisson d421955

The Perth homeless service run by UnitingCare West distributed the donated jeans on June 25, with homeless people also able to have a morning tea.

Chief executive Sue Ash said the jeans were important for many of the homeless people who seek help from Tranby, which supports almost 160 people each day.

‘A lot of the people who seek support only have the clothes on their backs and have no opportunity to change their clothes,’ she said.

‘Over 10 families each week request emergency assistance from Tranby, often because of illness or domestic violence.

‘Increasingly many are living out of their car because parents do not have stable employment and cannot find affordable housing.’

Ms Ash said donations of warm clothing and toiletries were also being sought by the centre, which provides food, showers, clothing and health services.

To make a donation, call 9220 1288.