Council Hosts Australian Red Cross Donation Day
For immediate release
19 May 2022
Strathfield Council has partnered with Australian Red Cross to host a drive through donation day at Council’s depot located at 1 Weeroona Road, Strathfield on Saturday 28 May from 9am – 2pm.
Australia is the second highest consumer of textiles per person in the world, with each person also discarding approximately 23kg of clothing every year.
Strathfield Council’s Australian Red Cross Donation Day seeks to encourage residents to make a positive difference by donating good quality items to those in need, raise awareness about the negative impacts of fast fashion on the environment and the need for everyone to shop more responsibly.
To demonstrate the great finds you can make at an op-shop, Mayor Matthew Blackmore and Deputy Mayor Karen Pensabene were joined by Council staff Maz and Ruby to browse the racks of an Australian Red Cross store located at Rozelle. After the fun of being styled by Eco Stylist, Nina Gbor, purchases were made to reuse pre-loved clothing.
Mayor Matthew Blackmore said, “Council is delighted to support a cause that aims to make a positive difference. This event provides residents and the local community an opportunity to give pre-loved clothing and accessories a second life in a more sustainable way. By donating these items instead, residents are creating a circular economy and will reduce the amount of clothing and accessories that go to landfill.”
Council is also running a school challenge, which offers a $500 voucher to the highest donating school to buy books about the environment and sustainability for their library. Schools are required to register for this challenge and all school donations will be collected by Council on Friday 27 May.
For more information, please visit Council’s website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au
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