Help warm up win­ter with cloth­ing do­na­tions

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

LO­CALS can help keep home­less and dis­placed peo­ple warm this win­ter with cloth­ing do­na­tions.

Grass­roots char­ity Perth Home­less Sup­port Group (PHSG) will dis­trib­ute all preloved jumpers and coats dropped off at Bel­mont Fo­rum’s cus­tomer ser­vice desk be­tween June 6 and 20.

PHSG pres­i­dent Ron Reid said mem­bers of the not-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion walked the streets ev­ery week­end to speak to dis­placed and home­less peo­ple, and hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to give them win­ter warm­ers was in­cred­i­bly mean­ing­ful.

“We can some­times dis­trib­ute as many as 40 or 50 items of warm cloth­ing each week­end, so cus­tomers can be as­sured that there is a very real need out there in the com­mu­nity for their un­wanted win­ter cloth­ing,” Mr Reid said.

Bel­mont Fo­rum cen­tre man­ager Alexandra McAuliffe said peo­ple who do­nated a qual­ity piece of win­ter cloth­ing would re­ceive a $15 fash­ion voucher to be used at the cen­tre.

Bel­mont Fo­rum staff Sta­cie Thom­son and Alexandra McAuliffe with PHSG pres­i­dent Ron Reid and trea­surer Michael Ed­wards.

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