Red Cross stores appeal for donations of winter woolies

WINTER woolies are in demand at Red Cross stores, prompting an appeal for donations. 

Head of retail Richard Wood said anything warm and in good condition would be greatly appreciated.

“If it’s the kind of thing you’d give to a friend then it’s something we’d love,” he said. 

Coats, jackets, jumpers, boots, scarves and beanies are particularly sought after stock. 

“If you have some spare time over the weekend, simply collect any winter clothing you no longer need and visit one of our stores to donate to help give them a new lease on life,” Mr Wood said.

Red Cross store sales support the organisation’s humanitarian activities, including disaster assistance, support programs, provision of clean water, a children’s breakfast program, and telephone calls to isolated elderly Australians.

There are more than 150 Red Cross stores nationwide.

Donated goods constitute 90 per cent of sales. 

In addition to winter woolies, Bendigo volunteer Caroline Knight welcomed donations of shoes and accessories, bric-à-brac and collectables.

Donations can be made in-store at Lyttleton Terrace, or at your nearest Red Cross store.