AnglicareSA and Thread Together have today (Tuesday 6 March) launched an Australian first – mobile wardrobes delivering brand new clothes directly to people in need.
Working with the vulnerable, this joint initiative will support those in our community who need it most.
Thread Together works in conjunction with clothing manufacturers to receive and sort brand new, end-of-line clothes for distribution through its charity partners.
In collaboration, AnglicareSA and Thread Together will utilise purpose-fitted mobile wardrobes to bring brand new clothes to communities who need it most.
AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said new clothing made a huge difference in people’s lives, giving them back their dignity.
“New clothing, especially new clothing you choose for yourself, can be quite powerful,” said Mr Sandeman.
“It gives people the opportunity to reframe how they feel about themselves and how they present themselves to the world. We are delighted that with these two mobile wardrobes we can now get the clothing directly to those who need it most. It will make an enormous difference to the lives of so many children, young people, adults and families across our community who have been struggling.”
Thread Together CEO Greg Fisher said the partnership with AnglicareSA was an Australian first.
“Traditionally our clothing has been distributed via our charity partners and on-site Wardrobes and Outreach Centres,” said Mr Fisher.
“These mobile wardrobes will allow us to reach out into the community and go direct to the people who need it, no matter where they are. We are very excited to be working with AnglicareSA on this Australian-first initiative and see Adelaide as the first of what will be a roll-out of this service across Australia.”
The mobile wardrobes will commence work from March 6, initially delivering clothing to communities in the northern and southern Adelaide suburbs.
Thread Together collects excess boxes of clothing from fashion houses and sends them to their warehouse where they are sorted by volunteers. Clothing is then distributed to charity partners across Australia as required.