Charity trucks await

Area manager Michell Nguyen with volunteers Leonie Keenan, Juliana George, Helen Walsh and Valencia Longbottom.  Picture: Martin Kennealey         www.communitypix.com.au   d443121
Area manager Michell Nguyen with volunteers Leonie Keenan, Juliana George, Helen Walsh and Valencia Longbottom. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d443121

FOUR charities will set up trucks on Saturday, September 19, for the City of Joondalup’s first charity clothing drive.

Held from 9am to 2pm at two locations – Craigie Leisure Centre and the City’s administration building on Boas Avenue – people can donate their unwanted clothes to the St Vincent de Paul Society, Salvation Army, Anglicare and Spine and Limb Foundation.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the City had been working with local charities on ways of collecting donations since the City banned charity bins on public land in June.

“Charities struggle with resources and the costs to manage collection bins and the subsequent rubbish that is left by some in the community,” he said.

“An event such as this not only provides an opportunity for the City and the charities to promote the importance of donating to those in need, it also allows them to save significant costs and direct this money towards other important services.”

St Vincent de Paul spokeswoman Joanne Hill urged the community to get involved.

“People can feel good in knowing they are helping the St Vincent de Paul Society’s many charitable works including emergency relief… helping people doing it tough,” she said.

“Our shops are run mainly by volunteers and rely solely on donated goods from the public with all donations sorted, priced and sold by these volunteers.”

 

What to bring:

Clothing, textiles, towels, bed linen.

What not to bring:

Non-textiles, furniture, white goods, hazardous waste, electronic waste (TVs, computer equipment).