TOOWOOMBA residents have opened up their hearts to those less fortunate this winter by donating warm clothing to the Metro Care Winter Warmth Appeal.
The Winter Warmth Appeal is an initiative that helps community organisations assist individuals and families who may not be able to cope with the chilly Toowoomba winter on their own.
And as the chilly weather hits not everyone has the luxury to rug up and stay out of the cold, or run electric heating.
The Metro Care Winter Warmth Appeal started in 2102 on a smaller scale and since then it has grown in strength.
Manager of Metro Care, Matt Gregg, said vouchers are given to the social and community service groups who pass them on to people in need the most.
“Once people have these vouchers, they are redeemable for items such as blanket, jumpers, jackets and doonas at Metro Centre. They are for those people who experiencing household pressure and the cost of living,” Matt said.
“We have seen a massive increase and demand has risen significantly than last year.”
Local real estate agents McGrath Real Estate has thrown its support behind the cause.
“We have a large rent roll and a large sales base so it is an ideal time when people are relocating to have a clean out and pass on the household and clothing they no longer have a use for,” Leanne Gillam said.
Those people wishing to donate items can drop them off at the following Toowoomba locations.
• METRO Care Car Park, 258 Spring Street
• McGrath Estate Agents, 195 Hume Street
• Kath Dickson Family Centre, 2 Lawrence Street
• The Enchanted Florist, 218 Russell Street
• Gordon Burke Constructions, 316 Ramsey Street