Thread Together launches in Ballarat!
Cafs is proud to have launched a wonderful new partnership with Thread Together to provide people in need across the Ballarat region with brand-new clothing and accessories.
Cafs is extremely proud to have launched a wonderful new partnership with Thread Together to provide people in need across the Ballarat region with brand-new clothing and accessories.
Thread Together is a not-for-profit organisation driving social and environmental change by redistributing excess clothing stock through purpose-designed clothing hubs. Without Thread Together, many of these items would end up in landfill.
Thread Together hubs are designed to enable customers to build trust and rapport within a dignified, safe and positive environment. Cafs is very proud to be partnering with Thread Together to be the first to launch this community service program in regional Victoria.
Thread Together clothing hubs play a vital role in better equipping the local community to provide ongoing support after a tumultuous time such as, during and recovering from the pandemic which forced lockdowns in Regional Victoria in 2020 and 2021.
Cafs’ programs, services and other local support agencies. Cafs CEO, Wendy Sturgess is pleased with the offering for the greater Central Highlands and Ballarat, “Thread Together Ballarat’s first few customers were blown away that they were able to obtain brand-new clothing at no cost. Some of them were very emotional about the experience and all were extremely grateful.”
For more information on Thread Together visit threadtogether.org
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