Winter warmers for Woolies

7 July 2020|Community News| Off Comments off on Winter warmers for Woolies|

THE Lions Club of Glenorchy City have joined forces with the staff at Woolworths Moonah to provide donations to the various charities around Glenorchy.

Each month, Woolworth has organised donations to go to charities while the Lions Club has provided the transportation and delivery.

Woolworths Moonah have donated to City Mission and Salvation Army.

The goods provided included personal hygiene items and a range of essential food items such as pasta, long-life milk, spaghetti and baked beans, as well as special items like biscuits and chewing gum.

Without Woolworth’s kind donations, the charities would be struggling in these unusual times to help those in need,” Glenorchy Lion Jenny Pritchett said.

“They are working tirelessly to support the homeless and needy in the Glenorchy community.”

Members of the Lions Club of Glenorchy have also been buying and collecting items such as deodorant, toothbrushes and other personal items for the donations.

Ms Pritchett said they had been busy making bags and knitting beanies and scarves, with twiddle-muffs providing sensory comforts for people with restless hands.

“Twiddle-muffs are essentially woollen hand warmers with lots of bits and pieces attached for people to fiddle with,” she said.

“They are made in bright colours and decorated inside and out with lots of different shaped, sized and textured objects.

“The muffs are good for fidgeting with and calming people in distress.

“They are also good for people experiencing dementia and other mental illnesses.”

Caption: From left, Jake Turner (Woolworths), Lion Jenny Pritchett, Lion Scott Longo and Woolworths assistant manager Ben Lovell.

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