Manly Warringah Sea Eagles is working with Pass It On Clothing and Co to support people experiencing homelessness in Sydney.
Pass it on Clothing & Co is a Sydney based not-for-profit organisation which puts your apparel, shoes and accessories donations directly in the hands of those who need it most.
Founded in September 2016 by Chris Vagg and Olga Puga, Pass it on Clothing & Co (in partnership with Orange Sky Laundry Sydney) has been instrumental in providing quality men’s and women’s clothes donations to Sydney’s homeless community, working to make charitable clothes giving more direct, efficient and effective
Since then, Pass It on Clothing and Co has donated an incredible 87,378 pieces of clothing to people in Sydney.
With winter approaching, the Sea Eagles have installed a Pass It On Clothing and Co bin at its Narrabeen headquarters for players and staff to donate quality clothing and footwear.
The idea for Pass it on Clothing & Co stemmed from a house move for Chris and Olga and a resulting wardrobe cull. Many of the pieces to be thrown away were expensive and near new and needed to be given a new appreciative owner.
Chris began researching traditional charities and realised that the best clothes are often kept and sold in charity stores and shopfronts, leaving only the leftover items not deemed good enough for sale to be passed on to those who actually need them.
This sparked the idea of taking clothing directly to Sydney’s homeless and disadvantaged community, and working with Orange Sky Laundry to set up a free clothes service to enhance their existing clothes washing and drying initiative.
Pass it on Clothing & Co takes clothing donations directly, setting up a wardrobe station on Tuesday evenings at Martin Place alongside Orange Sky Laundry, allowing people to visit and select new clothing directly. Olga, as a professional stylist, offers compassion and support when helping people select the wardrobe pieces.
Pass it on Clothing & Co offers this service free of charge.
Learn more about Pass It On Clothing and Co here