Gero women to get underwear

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
After Hours Welfare volunteer Lee Corrigan with donated underwear.
Camera IconAfter Hours Welfare volunteer Lee Corrigan with donated underwear. Credit: Tamra Carr The Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton women will get donated bras, knickers and camisoles delivered to their homes this Christmas.

The women’s undergarments were donated by Perth e-commerce retailer Debra de Szoeke to Geraldton group After Hours Welfare Care.

The group evolved from Geraldton Community Patrol after a loss of funding in 2017 and has helped low-income families by collecting and donating school supplies and non-perishable foods.

The group also uses a van to transport people to Barndimalgu Court, which hears family and domestic violence matters involving indigenous Australians.

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Volunteer Lee Corrigan said their latest donation involved four boxes of ladies’ clothes, which would be distributed to clients of After Hours Welfare Care to help brighten their festive season.

“Some people spend every cent they have on necessities, so this is just a bit of luxury for them,” Ms Corrigan said.

“I think the fact that we take the donations straight to homes also reassures people that every cent they part with goes to directly to people in need.”

Ms Corrigan and group leader Charmaine Yeates plan to collect sizing information from their clients so they can make tailored care packages for them in the coming weeks.

The donations follow a charitable year for After Hours Welfare Care, which also distributed about 100 blankets to homes in July.

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