The Clothing Project was established in early 2013 to provide a much needed service in the community.
We source good quality second hand clothes from new born up to 12 years of age then package them up to be given to families in real need.
Although there were already groups doing this I saw through my own experience, and my friends, that many clothes are either disregarded when no longer needed, sold online or in op shops or simply given away to friends and family who already have more than enough. Many of the families we would like to reach simply can’t even afford op shop / second-hand prices let alone retail prices, and do not have a network of people able to give them necessary help.
I would like the recipients to understand that people care about them and do not just want to give them the bare minimum, but rather the best possible means to dress and care for their children. Soulless hand outs are easily taken for granted and wasted, but my hope is that a thoughtful gift will be cherished and looked after. These core values will help to motivate me and volunteers by seeing and knowing that this project impacts children and families in a positive way.
We work with the partner organisations below to assist us with identifying the families: