Frankston City Council has expressed its thanks to local volunteer organisation Donation Chain Inc at Monday night’s Council Meeting, presenting a certificate of appreciation for their extensive work in supporting disadvantaged people within the region.
The not-for-profit volunteer-led organisation commenced operations in January 2016 with a vision of closing the gap on homelessness and disadvantage in the South East Melbourne region by meeting basic hygiene needs.
In order to achieve this, Donation Chain joined forces with a volunteer sewing group in Chelsea creating unique, environmentally friendly and reusable toiletry bags.
“On behalf of Frankston City Council and our local community, I’d like to pass on my sincere thanks to Donation Chain for their invaluable service towards supporting those most in need within our region,” said Mayor Colin Hampton.
“Their dedicated volunteers started their journey making 16 bags and have grown to 1,600 toiletry bags being provided to 17 support services in South East Melbourne each month.”
All bags are packed by volunteers and delivered to community organisations and individuals in need. Members of the public can donate new and unused toiletries, socks, underwear, scarfs, beanies and cosmetics.
For more information about what to donate and drop-off locations, visit donationchaininc.org.au