In March 2018, AnglicareSA and Thread Together launched an Australian first – mobile wardrobes delivering brand-new clothes directly to people in need.
Our two vans are on the road daily, supporting people in metropolitan Adelaide as well as our rural communities. People can also be referred to visit our Thread Together Clothing Hub at our Gilbert Street store, where they can choose a new set of clothes.
The innovative program has a positive impact on many people’s lives, including people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, Aboriginal communities, refugees, survivors of domestic violence, and the long-term unemployed.
How does the program work?
The Thread Together crew sources new clothing and accessories by partnering with Australian fashion houses and TOLL logistics. Using our clothing hub and mobile wardrobe service, we then get these items to where they’re needed.
Since 2018, Thread Together has supported more than 20,000 South Australians with brand-new shirts, shorts, pants, dresses, shoes, socks and undies – and more!
The Thread Together program wouldn’t be possible without a dedicated team of volunteers. These amazing people sort stock, drive the vans, and most importantly, support clients and help to restore their confidence.
Thread Together is about more than supplying free clothing – it’s about instilling independence and enabling dignity.
Do you need support with new clothing?
Access to the Thread Together program is by appointment only.
If you’re an existing AnglicareSA customer, please speak to your support worker to arrange an appointment at our clothing hub, or a referral to our mobile service.
If you’re receiving support from an external social services agency, ask your support worker to contact AnglicareSA’s Thread Together program via the contact details below.
If you’re not currently receiving support, please contact one of AnglicareSA’s assistance centres where they offer a range of services to support people through crisis, including Thread Together referrals.
Where to find us:
Thread Together has moved to The Magdalene Centre, 82 Gilbert Street, Adelaide. Thread Together is a referral program and appointments to visit our clothing hub can only be made through your support worker. Please ask your support worker to call us on 0403136802 or to email us on [email protected] for more information.
How can you support the program?
Thread Together depends on the generosity of donors and volunteers to continue its support of vulnerable members of our community, including those affected by recent natural disasters. If you would like to help keep this volunteer-run service available, you can donate funds and/or volunteer your time:
Together we can change lives.