Still time to help the homeless with clothes campaign

30 November 2015

Grangetown residents have just over another two weeks to help the homeless this winter by donating unwanted clothes.

Collection points have been set up at the Buzz Café in Penarth Road and at the Channel View Leisure Centre.

Grangetown Community Action (GCA) has teamed up with the Salvation Army for “Clothes Drive” between now and December 16th.

First, they’re looking for people to donate old, warm clothes – in good condition – which they no longer need or use.

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The clothing – and items like sleeping bags – will be distributed by the Salvation Army’s Bus Project which helps more than 40 homeless people a night.

The idea came from GCA secretary Ashley Lister, who works for the city’s youth service.

“After working some late evening shifts in the city centre as a street-based youth worker, my eyes have truly been opened to the circumstances which some residents of Cardiff face,” said Ashley.

“With the cold nights coming and so many sleeping rough, I thought that this would be a fantastic opportunity for the community of Grangetown to come together and support those in need.”

Clothes are being collected at Buzz (9am-4pm, evenings when open) and at Channel View (9am-10pm). Please do not leave clothes or bags outside buildings but only hand in during office hours.

Ashley added: “This also gives us the opportunity to highlight the great work carried out by the Salvation Army’s Bus Project and volunteers from our own Grangetown division who offer their support regularly.”

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