THE last clothing items most of us choose to replace are what Barry Doyle wants people to buy and donate to help people who are homeless.
“Socks and jocks – it’s one of the last things we go out and buy – you wait until they are literally falling apart before you replace them,” he said.
Mr Doyle, who is executive officer for the Community Housing Coalition of WA, hopes its second annual sox ‘n’ jox appeal held as part of Homeless Persons Week will elicit an even greater response than the first.
“The main purpose is to raise awareness of the homelessness problem, but we find that in doing that people want to do something to help,” he said.
“This is a practical way that people can help. Everybody needs them; they are cheaper clothing items and are practical for storage, in terms of collection space.”
Collection boxes are placed at 6PR radio headquarters in the city and in the foyer of Community Newspaper Group branches throughout the suburbs until August 10.
Organisers stressed that donations for this appeal need to be new – not used – items of clothing.