Lifeline is encouraging residents to have an early spring clean and donate unwanted items to boost its shop’s stocks.
South West Vic fundraising and sustainability manager Bess Slater said all five of the region’s stores were in need of donations.
She said clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, shoes, bags, books and furniture would be welcomed at the Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Camperdown, Portland and Hamilton stores.
“We’re asking anyone who has things lying around or in the wardrobe that they haven’t parted with yet to drop them into one of our stores,” Ms Slater said.
She said volunteers had noticed a reduction in donations and reasons could include the increase of people selling unwanted items online or the demand for fast fashion where clothing is cheaper to purchase and doesn’t last long enough.
The Port Fairy store’s opening hours have also been extended to include Sundays and more volunteers are needed. To register call 5559 0555 or collect an application form instore.