Warm cloth­ing de­liv­ered to those that need it

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‘‘It’s a re­ally good feel­ing know­ing that th­ese will go straight to fam­i­lies.’’

Thirty big bags of win­ter cloth­ing were de­liv­ered to five schools in east­ern Porirua last week.

Zoe Hawkins said she wanted to find a home for two good coats that her chil­dren had out­grown.

How­ever, af­ter putting the word out on the Mums In The City Face­book page, cloth­ing started flood­ing in.

‘‘I gave my­self a dead­line of just a week, but it’s in­cred­i­ble what we col­lected in that time,’’ Hawkins said. ‘‘It took off – peo­ple just went nuts, giv­ing so many items.’’

Do­na­tions from came from Is­land Bay to Kapiti and in­cluded coats, jumpers, bean­ies, pants, gum­boots and bed­ding.

It was all dis­trib­uted last Mon­day to Can­nons Creek, Wind­ley, Holy Fam­ily and Glen­view schools and Bran­don In­ter­me­di­ate.

‘‘Ab­so­lutely noth­ing against char­ity shops, but it’s a re­ally good feel­ing know­ing that th­ese will go straight to fam­i­lies who need them. I was very keen to have a di­rect point of giv­ing, which we achieved,’’ Hawkins said.

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