Not everyone has the luxury of ducted heating, electric blankets or warm doonas, so Portland District Health is launching an appeal to make sure everyone in the community stays warm during winter.
The annual PDH blanket and coat drive is on again, with an appeal to local residents to help less fortunate people in the community.
Donations are being accepted between Monday July 12 and Wednesday July 21 with a labelled collection tub outside the first automatic main entrance door at PDH.
In 2020 a record 24 boxes of items were donated and PDH hopes to exceed that target this year.
PDH’s community engagement and fundraising officer, Carolyn Malseed, said donations were being sought of clean coats, jackets and blankets in good condition to be distributed free to children and adults through the local Salvation Army.
All donations will remain in the local community after ensuring COVID-19 protocols are followed prior to distribution.