Tonnes of clothes donated to City of Joondalup’s charity clothing event


Lindsay and Cyndy Stewart, of Joondalup, with their donation.
Tonnes of clothes donated to City of Joondalup’s charity clothing event
Lindsay and Cyndy Stewart, of Joondalup, with their donation.

MORE than eight tonnes of second-hand clothing and textiles were donated at the City of Joondalup’s charity clothing collection event on Saturday.

About 430 vehicles visited the two drop-off points at Craigie Leisure Centre and the City’s administration building where Anglicare WA, Vinnies WA and the Salvos Stores were on hand to collect the donations.

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Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the success of the clothing drop-off days – which started after the council banned charity bins on public land in 2015 – had inspired other local governments.

“Our City was the first local government to establish drop-off days and we have found them to be a more contemporary and efficient way of capturing second-hand clothing donations for those in need,” he said.

“Other local governments are now coming on board having seen the many benefits these events provide.

“Drop-off days not only offer an opportunity for the City and the charities to promote the importance of donating to those in need, they also counter illegal dumping at charity bins.”