Giving is the new black

Posted on Thursday, 29 November 2018

As Christmas is nearing, it’s never too late to think about helping others during the holiday season.

Canterbury League Club has partnered up with Pass It On Clothing to provide a clothing donation bin service that will be used by over 500 staff members.

Pass It On Clothing is a free of charge service that has runs 3 times a week and has provided 30,000 pieces of clothing to over 8,000 people living rough in Sydney, Parramatta and Gosford.

The clothing bin charity was founded in September 2016 by Chris Vagg and Olga Puga and the idea was generated from a house move.

Many pieces of clothing that were going to be thrown away were expensive and new. Both Chris and Olga wanted to start a charity that would take clothing to those who needed them the most.

Other charity stores keep the best clothes to sell and cut the remaining items that cannot be sold into rags.  These rags are then sent overseas to developing countries.

Pass It On Clothing ensures that only good quality clothing is distributed to homeless people.

To help individuals chose their new clothing, Co-Founder Olga, who is also a professional stylist offers her assistance.

‘We are proud to have partnered with Pass It on Clothing. The donations are direct, efficient and effective,’ said George Coorey, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.

‘Christmas is a time for giving and the installation of the Pass It On Clothing Bin has come at an appropriate time. Knowing that our staff will contribute to making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.’