Community Welfare - Clothing Donations

Prahran Football Club supports the opportunity to donate clothing and footwear to families at the Horace Petty Housing Estate (South Yarra) – this opportunity is all year round.

Already the club through our Community Sports Program will sponsor two children at the Horace Petty kindergarten for 2016 and a fooball and netball clinic for children will be held early next month.

The Toorak Prahran Cricket Club community sports program has a strong connection with the Horace Petty Public Housing estate in South Yarra. A large proportion of the residents of the Horace Petty residents are highly disadvantaged eg refugees and socially disaffected/isolated families.

There is an opportunity for families to donate clothing and footwear to the families at the Horace Petty Estate.

It is fairly simple:

(a) Place any clothing (any size and any ages – babies to adult) in a garbage bag – there is no need to sort. This would include any odd socks and linen.

(b) Deliver the bags to Jim Hallam’s house in Armadale (may be dropped off at any time on front door) – Jim will arrange for delivery to the South Yarra Kindergarten who will distribute to families.

We have provided some feedback from the Horace Petty Estate kindergarten in relation to a recent donation:

“Just wanted to thank you very much for the donation of clothes etc that you gave.

Many families took the clothes and by the end of two days there was virtually no clothes let…the socks went like hotcakes. It was fantastic to see the families trying on the clothes, enjoying sorting them together, finding lots of things for themselves and getting to know each other a bit more just by doing this. Occasionally we get a donation of children’s clothes, but the opportunity for the mums to have some clothes donated that were for them, was lovely. They were so very very excited and happy!

We are sorting out the other bits and pieces that you gave us on Friday and passing them onto families which is also most appreciated. The children are having a fantastic time with the tennis balls!”

If you are interested in donating please contact Jim Hallam by return email or contact Jim (telephone 0414965442

All of your donated clothing goes to the families at the Horace Petty Estate – there are no administration fees