Vinnies calls on Logan residents to donate unwanted gifts

VINNIES is calling on Logan residents to turn unwanted presents into gifts that keep on giving by donating to any seven local stores.

GIVE: Vinnies volunteers Jeanne Clarkson and Fran Smith with manager Lynette Parkin at the Browns Plains store, which is one of seven in Logan accepting unwanted gift donations.  Photo: Jacob Wilson

GIVE: Vinnies volunteers Jeanne Clarkson and Fran Smith with manager Lynette Parkin at the Browns Plains store, which is one of seven in Logan accepting unwanted gift donations. Photo: Jacob Wilson

While many people receive gifts they do not need or want over Christmas, Vinnies is calling on people to “upcycle” rather than bin their presents.

Vinnies South Coast region retail operations manager Buffy Charles said second hand gift donations helped the charity put smiles on faces.

“By donating your unwanted gift to your local Vinnies shop you can brighten the life of someone else in the community...” she said.

“No matter what it may be as long as it is in good condition and useable, someone somewhere will be grateful for it.

“What one person may not like another person may love.

“Proceeds from the sale of your upcycled gifts will go towards our many community programs which include emergency assistance, housing and homelessness support, mental health and youth programs, disaster relief and more.”

Logan residents can donate to local stores including Browns Plains, Beenleigh, Logan, Loganlea, Marsden, Meadowbrook and Springwood.

Other south coast stores include Ashmore, Burleigh, Capalaba, Helensvale, Mount Tamborine, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Cleveland, Palm Beach, Tugun, Victoria Point and Upper Coomera.

People in need of assistance or wishing to donate quality second hand furniture can call 1800 846 643.

Vinnies assisted 331,561 Queenslanders in 2018.

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