Linen drive nets surprises

A linen drive to collect sheets and clothing for the Crisis Centre drew $1,700, as well as a few more surprising donations.


Lean on Me volunteers Derri Lee and Richard Christian next to a mini-van filled with donated clothing and bedclothes at Smith Cove. Photo: Norma Connolly

In addition to bags of towels, bedclothes and clothing were a DVD player, a modem and a toy water cannon.

Charity group Lean on Me set up a collection point at Smith Cove Saturday to collect linens and household items for the centre, which offers shelter to women and children from violent homes.

‘We’re very pleased with the support we got. We filled three mini-vans, and we were really only there for a short time,’ Chairwoman of the Lean on Me committee Derri Lee said.

The group spent three hours at the beach at Smith Cove collecting donations from the public.

‘People gave us clothing, toiletries, shoes, linens, bedclothes, even a mattress. There was a real variety of items.

‘We also received cheques for $1,700 in donations,’ she said.

Ms Lee said her group is now considering holding a food drive for the centre.

Anyone wishing to donate items can contact Ms Lee on 926 7724, or Richard Christian on 925 5361.

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