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Annual Appeal Brings Warmth To Cold Winters

For more than 10 years, the Civic Assist Winter Warmth Appeal has provided many households in our region with support.

This year, with the added impact of COVID-19, the need is greater than ever. At a time when many a closet may be almost bare, Civic Assist is asking the public to help make a difference by donating quality winter clothes and blankets for people doing it tough.

Civic Assist Operations Manager, Helen Muller said, “The team at our Support Centre is reporting an increase in requests for winter clothing and bedding from our partner organisations, such as those who work with people who are particularly vulnerable or at-risk.

Donating to the Winter Warmth Appeal is one way we can all do something to help. “I’ve seen firsthand the difference that receiving a bag of warm clothes has made to someone,” Mrs Muller said. “It means so much to them to feel valued by someone else in the community who doesn’t know them, but wants to help them stay warm.”

Appeal volunteers are already busy sorting donations at the Civic Assist Support Centre, including blankets, jumpers, jackets and bedding,

Civic Assist is calling for donations of new or quality pre-loved items that can be used to help households in need. The appeal will run until the end of June. Those wanting to donate items can drop them off at:
• Civic Assist Support Centre, 258 Spring Street Toowoomba – open Monday and Friday between 9am and 3pm;
• Civic Assist Donation Bin on the main driveway at 258 Spring Street, Toowoomba or
• Email [email protected] to arrange pick up.
Socially distancing and cannot come out to drop off a donation? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Head to civicassist.org.au to make a donation online. Every $ raised goes to purchase blankets and warm clothing. Also, vouchers are  supplied to community groups for their clients to redeem in exchange for donated items.
Exciting News – Our Support Centre (Shop) is reopening and is in a new venue. We have moved to the HUB behind Civic Church 258 Spring Street, and will be open on Mondays  and Fridays, 9am to 3pm.

Donations of Warm clothing and bedding can be dropped to the shop or placed in the collection bin on the main driveway. We urgently need quality new or pre-loved blankets all sizes and warm clothing, especially for boys size 3 to 14.

Submitted by:
Helen Muller / Operations Manager
Dip Counselling, Dip Community Services
Civic Assist, Toowoomba
07 4631 5822
[email protected]

 

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