Passing on quality clothing to others in need
In the 12 months since Canterbury League Club has partnered with Pass It On Clothing & Co, staff have donated over 250kg of clothes and shoes to people living rough on the streets.
Pass It On Clothing, a social enterprise, was founded in 2016 by Sydney-based couple, Chris Vagg and Olga Puga. Every three months, Chris comes to collect Canterbury’s clothing donation bin and together with their team of volunteers, they will sort and store the donations before it is distributed to Sydney and Gosford’s homeless community.
In the three years since it started, Pass It On have provided 70,000 pieces of clothing to over 10,000 people at four “wardrobe station” locations including Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Arncliffe and Gosford. Clients visit any of the wardrobe stations to select their clothing and can even get professional help with choosing pieces from Olga, a professional stylist.
“We spend roughly 250 hours at our wardrobe location outreaches and Inclusion Days across the year where we not only provide clothes, we also engage in genuine and positive conversation with the marginalised community,” said Chris.
“Our staff like to get involved in the community in many different ways throughout the year; this is just one of the ways we can make a tangible difference in the lives of people who are less fortunate. Being able to recycle clothes is also a sustainable means to reducing waste and our impact on the environment,” said Greg Pickering, CEO of Canterbury League Club.