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Help keep someone warm this winter

When the winter chill begins to set in, people sleeping rough around Melbourne feel the full brunt of it. Thankfully, there are many wonderful organisations doing all they can to ensure these people have what they need to stay warm during winter.

 

Deborah Holmes and her team at Avalon Centre are one of many groups providing the homeless community with basic and essential items, as well as a friendly face to talk to each week.

Thanks to our friends at XTM Performance, GIVIT provided Avalon Centre with 25 jumbo sleeping bags and 20 ski jackets to help keep Melbourne’s most vulnerable residents warm. Each year, XTM Performance hold a “Heat the Homeless” appeal where, wonderfully, thousands of jackets are donated to help keep others warm.

 

How you can help keep someone warm this winter

There are still many, many jackets required, as well as beanies, gloves, socks and sleeping bags. GIVIT has a long list of winter warmers needed each year, and we do our best to provide them… but we need your help to do it!

Please, consider donating your pre-loved, quality clothes to someone doing it tough. You can easily donate through GIVIT's website. Last season’s jackets and used clothing such as jeans and jumpers could keep someone warm this winter. 

Below are just some Aussies in need of YOUR winter donations:

Clothing for people living homeless at mental health unit

A lovely, strong-spirited couple lost their home in the NSW fires. As they rebuild, they're hoping for help to source new wardrobes.

A grandmother caring full-time for her grandson with Global Delay needs a helping hand.

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