CHARITY: Yvonne Dennien, Bernice Street, Desley Boggs, Katrina Lehman and Grace Jones.
CHARITY: Yvonne Dennien, Bernice Street, Desley Boggs, Katrina Lehman and Grace Jones. Andrew Messenger

Double denim for charity

IT'S the most unfashionable of all charity days - Vinnies Denim Day.

On Friday the local Vinnies store celebrated the day.

Denim is the most-donated item for St Vincent de Paul charities all over Australia. To celebrate that, and to encourage people to come to the store sometime in September, the office staff donned their worst double denim.

Katrina Lehman said the idea came from Victoria.

"It's a fun incentive that Vinnies have adopted,” she said.

"It's fun for the volunteers to get excited about, it's fun for the coordinators to get excited about.”

The idea is to encourage people to come to the shop, because money you spend at your local Vinnies goes to the local conference to help out the under-privileged.

"The more money spent here, the more money goes to the community.”

Why is denim the highest donated item?

"Everyone's got it, everyone's got a pair of jeans, everyone's got a denim jacket somewhere,” she said.

"This is the first time we've done Denim Day, and most of the stuff we've got on is from Vinnies.”

Vinnies conference members visit people of need in their homes, in hospitals and elsewhere.


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