Wagga families need bed donations ‘desperately’: Vinnies

Dreaming of donations: Saint Vincent de Paul volunteers, like Sabine Logan, say donations of beds, linen and blankets are needed to help struggling Wagga families. Picture: Steff Wills

Dreaming of donations: Saint Vincent de Paul volunteers, like Sabine Logan, say donations of beds, linen and blankets are needed to help struggling Wagga families. Picture: Steff Wills

While Wagga residents sleep soundly in their beds, snuggled up with their clean linen and duvets, there are many that can’t.

A fresh call for linen, blankets and clean bed donations has followed a shocking reveal:

At least one family is contacting Saint Vincent de Paul for a bed every week, according to St Vincent De Paul care and support president Joanne Crowley 

“That is our biggest thing,” Ms Crowley said.

“We still need clothes and food and toiletries, but (beds) are a big issue.” 

Ms Crowley appealed for anyone with a spare bed to give the Edward Street centre a call. She said volunteers would then collect the beds.

“If we wouldn’t sleep on it, we wouldn’t give it away though,” she said. “If I had enough money I’d go out and buy 100 beds right now.”

Ms Crowley said fresh food was always needed too, with more than 10 residents requesting the basics, and necessities like toiletries, nappies and baby formula.

“Everything is needed and used,” she said. “We often forget there are people out there in dire need of help.”

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