AnglicareSA’s Thread Together service needs more volunteers to help meet growing demand at its clothing hub in the city.
The Thread Together service is the only one of its kind in South Australia, and provides brand new, end of fashion line clothing to people in need by agency referral only.
Our Thread Together service – which stocks high-end labels like Calvin Klein – recently relocated from its North Adelaide clothing hub into a much more central site at Gilbert St, in the city.
Thread Together program coordinator Leanne Beazley says volunteers are a critical part of the service and the existing pool of about a dozen volunteers is not enough to meet the growing number of customers needing clothing.
“We could really do with some extra hands, “ says Leanne.
The Thread Together team clothe about 60 people each week from the city hub.
Volunteer Samah says witnessing the smiles on customers faces when they receive new garments brought her great joy.
“I love it,” says Samah, who has been working in the Thread Together program with Leanne for more than a year.
The Syrian-born mum is a significant resource at the Thread Together clothing hub — her own refugee experience now helping customers with a similar background.
“The people here at Thread Together are wonderful and helping provide brand, new clothing to others makes me so happy,” says Samah.
Thread Together is a national program that collects and distributes surplus and end-of-season clothing from designer labels to charities. The clothing – that has never been worn before is diverted from being needlessly discarded into landfill onto the backs of those facing hard times.