Donate now and give those in need access to new clothes
One in eight Australians are unable to afford adequate clothing and yet one third of all new clothing is going straight to landfill as fashion excess.
Your donation to our Autumn Appeal plays a crucial role in ensuring all South Australians have access to essential clothing.
Your donation will provide comfort, build self-esteem, and dignity to those in our community experiencing disadvantage.
With our Thread Together program supporting more than 20,000 customers, we are so grateful for the life-changing difference you can make.
Through your donation our Thread Together Program will help:
- Rebuilding lives after natural disasters
- Support those experiencing or at risk of homelessness
- Assist refugee families arriving in Adelaide with little or no possessions
- Help survivors of domestic violence who flee without packing clothes
- Provide clothing to long-term unemployed, with no means of purchasing appropriate interview attire.
The Thread Together program relies on donations to continue this vital service. We simply could not continue this work without you.
Thank you for helping to change the lives of South Australians.
How your donation can make a real difference
Anthony* (62) suffered a work-related injury and now relies on a disability pension to support himself.
His fixed income is not enough to make ends meet, with rising living costs stretching an already tight budget.
Anthony buys a few basic clothes during the Boxing Day sales every year to save money. However, after a long winter and unseasonably cold spring, Anthony’s only jumper was wearing very thin and was not enough to keep him warm in his home, which has no heating.
Anthony’s support worker, Edward, shared with the Thread Together team: “Anthony is one of those individuals who had unfortunately fallen through the cracks,” Edward explained, “Anthony requires plus-size clothing and lives with mental health challenges, including social anxiety.
“The fact that Anthony left his home to attend the Thread Together appointment shows just how much he needed new clothes,” says Edward.
“When we were at the Thread Together clothing hub, Anthony was treated with kindness and dignity, and he was given a choice. He had assumed that he would just have to accept what was given to him. However, he was pleasantly surprised.”
Anthony chose a warm fleece jumper and received undergarments and socks that he also needed.
“These clothing items were very important to Anthony,” Edward says.
“Anthony is an older gentleman, living alone in hard times and has no money to spare – he is living day by day, so the fact that there was a service where he had options made him feel welcome.”
Edward works for one of more than 125 external agencies who access new clothing for clients through AnglicareSA’s Thread Together program.
*Names and identities have been changed to protect privacy.