South Aussies Give Generously To First-Ever Winter Jacket Appeal

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South Aussies Give Generously To First-Ever Winter Jacket Appeal Hutt Street Centre

Peter Shearer Menswear's first ever Winter Jacket Appeal has been a great success.

Over 1,000 jackets and hundreds of additional items including thermal undergarments, blankets, shirts and pants have been donated by generous South Australians.

With almost 6,000 South Australians experiencing homelessness in sub-zero temperatures this winter, Peter Shearer Menswear in conjunction with the Hutt Street Centre launched the Winter Jacket Appeal in May.

Director Dharmesh Raman said 'the aim was to collect as many jackets as possible'.

They predicted around 500 jackets would be donated and have been overwhelmed with the support for the appeal.

CEO of the Hutt St Centre Ian Cox said 'it's been so nice to see all of our regular Hutt St Centre visitors wearing nice warm jackets throughout this cold winter'.

Local businesses also supported the event with Mango Chutney creating the website, Manhattan Dry Cleaners cleaning every jacket donated and Kwik Kopy Norwood donating print materials.

To celebrate the success, organisers and supporters will attend a lunch at the Hutt St Centre today.

'From all of us at Peter Shearer Menswear we want to say thank you to everyone who donated jackets and warm clothing to our Winter Jacket Appeal.. we are so impressed with the generosity and community spirit of the Adelaide public and we are extremely happy with the awesome result' Mr Raman said.

Head here to donate.