Donation bonanza as City of Joondalup residents give clothing to charities


Sorrento resident Nola Costello does her bit to help.
Sorrento resident Nola Costello does her bit to help.

DESPITE some wild weather on Saturday, the City of Joondalup’s third Charity Clothing and Textiles Collection Day proved a success for Anglicare WA, Vinnies WA (St Vincent de Paul Society) and the Salvos Stores (Salvation Army).

About 450 vehicles visited the two drop-off points at Craigie Leisure Centre and the City’s administration building over five hours, resulting in just under nine tonnes of donated second hand clothing.

Vinnies WA recorded a haul of 3.2 tonnes, while the Salvos Stores and Anglicare WA collected four tonnes and 1.5 tonnes respectively.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said it was pleasing to see so many people brave the wild weather for an important cause.

“With homelessness on the rise in the northern corridor, never has there been a more important time to get behind organisations like Vinnies WA, Salvos Stores and Anglicare WA and support the most vulnerable members of our community,” he said.

He said collection days helped counter illegal dumping at charity collection bins – “a significant problem the City has encountered in the past” – and divert waste from landfill.

Donated items not suitable for resale or re-use were accepted by Vinnies WA and will be recycled into other things.

Accepted items

Clothing, textiles, towels and bed linen.

Not accepted

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