AMCN Winter Jacket Drive needs you!
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AMCN Winter Jacket Drive needs you!

By Shannons - 01 May 2019

Every year, AMCN readers help Australian’s ward off the worst of winter with the donation of their un-used riding jackets. Warm, padded, mostly waterproof, well made – if you aren’t using that jacket hanging in the wardrobe, we know people who will!

AMCN is once again teaming up with the legends at Mission Australia to collect your old jackets – we have an office full of them already – ready for distribution at the excellent Sydney Homeless Connect event on 2 July, an annual event designed to offer care and services for the homeless as they enter their toughest period – winter.

The AMCN Jacket Drive has run since 2012, furnishing homeless people around the country with the kind of gear that makes a big difference to those without a roof over their head. There’s not only a practical side to it, the fact a motorcyclist has given up their garment to help someone they don’t even know isn’t lost on the recipients.

If you want to clear up some wardrobe space, help someone battle the elements and essentially help another human having a tough time, package up your riding jacket (all types welcome, though they must be in good condition and respectfully clean, please) and bring it into a drop off point, or send it to the address below. A small amount of time and effort is all it takes.

Where do I donate?
Check out the list of drop-off points around the country.
 
Shannons Jacket Drop-Off Points:
ACT 
Unit 20, 2 Yallourn Street, Fyshwick, 2609 
New South Wales 
65 Reserve Road, St Leonards, 2065 
South Australia 
863-865 South Road, Clarence Gardens, 5039
Tasmania 
212-218 Murray Street, Hobart, 7000 
Victoria 
40 Corporate Drive, Heatherton, 3202
Western Australia 
Unit 5 & 6, 1500 Albany Highway, Cannington, 6107
Queensland 
Unit 5B, 305 Montague Road, West End, 4101 
 
Just send it!

Please address your clean, good condition jacket to:
Mission Australia Centre
Cnr Cambell and Denham St
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

When is it happening?

Right now! We will be collecting jackets until 31st August, when the drive will wrap up and the donations in other states will be distributed.