Chance to shop, without paying
People will have a chance to reduce waste in the community and reduce clutter at home, thanks to the Community Clothing Giveaway.
The initiative, being hosted by the Raleigh Street Christian Centre in Leamington, will provide a one-day clothing and goods enterprise. Organisers say prices will be so low, they are ‘‘actually giving’’ clothes away.
In fact, all clothing and household items will be available for free. Everyone is welcome to come and ‘‘shop’’ without having to pay, said event organiser, Hilly Goodwin.
‘‘It’s a chance to pick up something you need without having to spend more money.
‘‘And for those making donations, it’s a chance to reduce the clutter in your home, live more minimally, and give to others in the community.
‘‘And keeping that stuff out of landfills is just as important,’’ she said.
The idea came to Goodwin after Raleigh Street Christian Centre recently hosted an event focused on ethical fashion.
It encouraged guests to consider the environmental and social effects of their clothing con- sumption.
‘‘It’s that not-so-old adage about ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’,’’ said Goodwin. ‘‘Minimising waste is one of the best ways we can look after the planet and each other.’’
The giveaway looks to find new homes for unwanted, but quality, clothes and other household items, such as appliances, donated by members of the community.
Donations can be dropped off to Raleigh Street Christian Centre on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23, during business hours or by arrangement.
For those with some spare cash, a sausage sizzle, bake sale and cafe will also run as a fundraiser for Cambridge youth aiming to attend Easter camp.
Goodwin hoped the event would be a way for people to share items with one another.
‘‘Raleigh Street is a great facility, and we want to use it to facilitate connections and sharing among the Cambridge community.’’
The Community Clothing Giveaway will be held on March 24, 9am to noon, Raleigh Street Christian Centre in Leamington.
For more info contact Viki on (021) 929 028 or email@example.com or Hilly on (022) 340 5767.
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