Joondalup Vinnies volunteers urge shoppers to wear and share on National Dressed by Vinnies Day

Joondalup Vinnies volunteers Steven Kealley and Christina Van der Watt want people to take part in the National Dressed by Vinnies Day on October 26.
Joondalup Vinnies volunteers Steven Kealley and Christina Van der Watt want people to take part in the National Dressed by Vinnies Day on October 26.

VOLUNTEERS are urging people to shop at Vinnies stores, wear what they buy and share it on social media.

The charity will hold National Dressed by Vinnies Day on October 26, a free dress day to encourage people to buy clothing that will support people doing it tough.

Purchases from a Vinnies shops generate funds to support services for the community, providing emergency relief such as food, furniture, clothing as well as help with bills and rent.

Vinnies also runs a range of specialised services and programs to tackle issues such as homelessness, mental health, and migrants and refugees.

“Anyone can access Vinnies shops to purchase quality pre-loved items at reasonable prices,” state retail manager Signe Balodis said.

“By buying second-hand, you are diverting waste from landfill and your shopping experience helps maximise your environmental and social impact.

“Whether it’s looking for a vintage piece, brand names at low prices or simply affordable items, Vinnies offers something for everyone.”

The charity urged people to buy clothing or accessories, then show off their outfits by using the hashtag #DressedbyVinnies on Friday, October 26.

Visit dressedby.vinnies.org.au for more information.