Warmth of donors brings winter relief

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Anita Dall, Chad Hall, Albany Youth Support Association Kiri Floyd and Maxine Cole.
Camera IconAnita Dall, Chad Hall, Albany Youth Support Association Kiri Floyd and Maxine Cole. Credit: Saskia Adysti

The annual winter warmers drive donation is back this year and Woolworth’s Bayonet Head team members have collected more than five boxes of winter essentials for local charities.

With temperatures dropping to almost 5C in Albany, local charities groups including Shalom House Men’s Refuge Centre, the Albany Women’s Centre and the Albany Youth Support Association are in desperate need of winter essentials.

Woolworths Bayonet Head Store Manager Chad Hall said he was touched to see the amount of blankets and clothes donated to the store.

“We are always thinking of new ways to give back to the community and the response to our latest fundraiser, the Winter Warmers Drive, has been incredible,” he said.

“Thanks to the generosity and kindness of our customers we have been able to donate a huge amount of clothes to those who are most in need this winter.

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“We filled up five big boxes filled with winter warmers and some of these will be donated to the youth centre here in Albany.”

Albany Youth Support Association Kiri Floyd said the donations would be a great help for the local youth centre, Young House, and had also been given to some of their outreach clients.

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