Warm clothing delivered to those that need it
‘‘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.