Coats needed to help keep Gold Coast’s homeless warm this winter

With the temperature starting to drop on the Gold Coast, locals are being encouraged to dig through their wardrobes, pull out any old coats and donate them to Coats For A Cause.

1029 Hot Tomato has once again teamed up with Neweys Dry Cleaners and Rosies for the month-long initiative, which sees unwanted coats donated and distributed to those less fortunate this winter.

Last year over 1000 coats were able to bring extra warmth to those on the streets, and this year, Rosies is hoping to top that number with the help of generous locals.


“This time of year, when it’s starting to get cold, we really, really need jackets and coats,” Rosies co-ordinator Wendy Coe told myGC. “Just having an extra layer on, like a coat, helps our patrons have a better sleep when it’s cold at night. So please, donate if you can!”

Across the month of May, you can donate your cosy clothes to any Neweys Dry Cleaners drop off points across the Coast or to the reception at 1029 Hot Tomato, 60 High Street Southport.

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