ECH and the With Love and Kindness initiative have teamed up to support a South Australian driven Purple Bin project, gifting new personal hygiene products/toiletries to adults and children in need.
Circumstances in life for many people leave them without the essentials. This can result in a lack of confidence and dignity. Often the smallest of items can provide the biggest comfort, support, and reassurance in times of uncertainty.
To provide this service people donate personal essential items including shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, hairbrushes, deodorant etc. These donations are then sorted into individual care packs for delivered to those most in need in our community.
WHERE PURPLE BINS ARE CURRENTLY LOCATED
Permanent locations include:
- Cumberland Park Community Centre – 390 Goodwood Rd, Cumberland Park
- North Eastern Community Centre – 27-31 Queensborough Ave, Hillcrest
- The Annex Café – 3 Waterloo St, Glenelg
- The Pear Café – 49 Sussex Street, Alberton
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
- Create care bags – sewing fabric care bags and bin liners for Purple Bins
- Collecting and sorting items from Purple Bins into storage boxes
- Completion – sorting and placing items into care packs and attaching gift tags
- Drivers – Purple Bin collection to storage point and care pack delivery
Volunteer opportunities currently run on a Wednesday morning at Cumberland Park Community Centre – 390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park