Help out oth­ers – do­nate blan­kets

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So many of us have bulging draw­ers, over­flow­ing cup­boards and wardrobes packed so tightly with mostly un­used clothes that we dread open­ing the wardrobe door in case all the con­tents sud­denly de­cide to es­cape and bury us in lay­ers of years gone by.

Spare a thought for those less for­tu­nate. There is a grow­ing sec­tion in our com­mu­nity who face a truly mis­er­able win­ter with not enough warm cloth­ing or blan­kets to keep the win­ter chill away. Of­ten too, it is those less able to cope with the ex­tra de­mands of win­ter who suf­fer the most.

While this should not be hap­pen­ing in a coun­try such as New Zealand, some of our chil­dren wan­der off to school in the freez­ing cold with not so much as a jacket or a pair of shoes on, and el­derly sit at home un­able to keep warm be­cause they can’t af­ford to use heat­ing or pur­chase warm cloth­ing and blan­kets.

As more and more peo­ple strug­gle to make their money stretch to af­ford th­ese ne­ces­si­ties of life, the re­liance on the rest of us to pro­vide what we can to help grows.

By do­nat­ing your un­wanted clothes and blan­kets to char­ity, th­ese items then be­come ac­ces­si­ble and use­ful to oth­ers who will be more grate­ful for them than you could imag­ine.

Sec­ond­hand warm clothes and blan­kets are sought af­ter by peo­ple with money strug­gles.

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