St Luke’s Anglicare Echuca staff Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark are hoping people will donate old coats for the winter coat drive.RENEE THOMPSON June 9, 2014 3:01am
Warm, clean and unused winter coats at the back of Echuca-Moama residents’ closets are needed.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark, who work at St Luke’s Anglicare Echuca, are seeking donations for a winter coat drive.
‘‘We know, through the services we provide here at St Luke’s, that people really struggle through winter,’’ Ms Sands said.
‘‘We saw a flyer about a Bendigo health service who were doing the same thing and decided we could do it here.’’
Ms Clark said the most recent Bendigo coat drive collected about 260 coats.
The Echuca drive would aim to collect about 100.
Waterproof coats, cardigans, scarves and beanies would also be welcome, the pair said.
Ms Sands said all donated coats would be given away for free on June 20 from 10am to 3pm.
‘‘We’re opening up the shop space on the corner of High and Heygarth St,’’ she said.
‘‘We will have hot soup and a bread roll to give away as well.
‘‘It’s for everyone; kids, women, guys, everyone.
‘‘Come in and pick your own winter coat.’’
Ms Sands said she believed it was the first winter coat drive in town.
‘‘I don’t know that anyone has done this before in Echuca,’’ she said.
The pair has enlisted the help of the region’s schools and several businesses to serve as drop-off points for residents to donate their unwanted coats.
‘‘We’ve written to all the schools and the majority are on board,’’ Ms Sands said.
Other drop-off locations include St Luke’s, Echuca Neighbourhood House, Echuca-Moama Family Medical Practice, Campaspe College of Adult Education and Community Living and Respite Services.
Businesses are encouraged to donate any freestanding coat racks and coat hangers to help display the coats for the June 20 giveaway.
Coats will be collected at the drop-off points until June 18.
For information or to donate coat racks, phone St Luke’s on 5444
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