Call for socks and jocks

Big Group Hug volunteer Jill Pope. (Damjan Janevski) 269949_01

Bundoora-based BIg Group Hug is calling for donations of pyjamas, socks, singlets and jocks to donate to families in need.

The not-for-profit organisation runs an annual donation drive to collect these in demand items.

This year’s campaign runs until March 31, with Big Group Hug specifically calling for donations of new underwears, socks, singlets and pyjamas for buys and girls in sizes two to 16.

Chief executive Bernadene Voss said the organisation included new underwear, socks, singlets and pyjamas in every clothing pack it send out, providing children who are already doing it touch some dignity and love.

“Ensuring children have the basic items of clothing is so important for self-esteem and dignity,” she said.

“Big Group Hug is calling on our community to help us, help those who need it most.”

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