Joint effort sees charity reach bin milestone

February 23, 2018 by  

Ryde and Gladesville residents have helped the Smith Family and City of Ryde reach an important milestone.

The joint venture has just celebrated the collection of a million kilograms of donated material dropped into the city’s charity clothes bins during the past seven years.

The City of Ryde installed 30 of the bins, with four in Gladesville, and The Smith Family has since been tracking the amount of material collected and reused.

The generosity of Ryde Council and the area’s residents was gratefully received by The Smith Family Operations Manager Peter Lombardo, who said the clothing bin contributions aid the organisation by helping to secure cost efficiencies.

Flyer printing and signage have helped to bring attention to the charity clothing bins in the past. Lombardo explained:

“The proceeds we make from the sale of clothing donations help to keep our administration costs as low as possible. This ensures that the majority of funds raised through donations from supporters can be spent directly on educational programmes for disadvantaged students.”

City of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale acknowledged the charity’s great work in assisting young Australians who require educational help, and said the support from Council will be ongoing.

He also applauded the efforts of residents whose generosity was evident in the milestone achievement.

Next Tuesday, February 27, a presentation will be made to the City of Ryde by The Smith Family in recognition of the major achievement.