Bring your warm blankets to Handmade Canberra Market
Handmade Canberra are pleased to partner with The Salvation Army this year for the annual Handmade Blanket Drive, helping them support people suffering hardship. As the temperatures drop, essential winter items such as blankets and warm jackets become increasingly important for those on our streets. That’s where you come in!
The July Handmade Canberra Market (30th and 31st July 2022) will act as a collection point for donations of warm clothes, blankets, sleeping bags and toiletries. These items will be given to The Salvation Army Canberra to be shared with people who need them the most. Please clean out your cupboards and donate. They say that if you’d be happy giving one of your used items to a friend, they’re suitable for a Salvos donation. Anything you have that’s in good condition but no longer needed will be perfect.
We are always so amazed by the response we receive at each Winter Market and we hope that 2022 will exceed everyone’s hopes so that we can help by donating to the Salvation Army to help Canberrans.
The Salvos are solely reliant on community and corporate support and donations.
Thank you to everyone that brought along blankets, warm clothing and toiletries to the market for our Blanket Drive. The Salvation Army had an amazing response with 144 blankets, 181 jackets, 104 toiletry items and 134 general items being donated during the market! The Salvation Army estimate that the in-kind value of these donations would be around $20,000. We are very proud of our Blanket Drive and thank everyone who made it a success.