Presbyterian Support Otago retail manager Chrissy Anderson inspects some of the small collection of winter clothing at the PSOtago warehouse on Tuesday. All three of PSOtago's opshops are short on winter clothing and are asking for donations. Photo by Tim Miller
With the warm weather slowly fading, Presbyterian Support
Otago wants people to think about winter and any warm
clothing that might be lying around.
All three of PSOtago's opshops are very low on winter
clothing, and need donations of all types and sizes to make
sure they are ready for winter. Shop on Carroll retail
manager Chrissy Anderson said there were always a smaller
amount of winter clothing donated compared with summer, but
for some reason this year all three shops were very low.
''We can never quite tell if we are going to have enough but
this year there is clearly a gap in our winter clothing.''
With more and more people using opshops, both for economic
and fashion reasons, finding enough clothing so close to
winter could be difficult, she said.
Mrs Anderson said because PSOtago had three shops it had
''three bites at the cherry'', meaning it could offer
clothing at different prices.
''Some people do come in and tell us our prices are too high
for a charity, but we aren't the charity we are actually a
funding vehicle for a charity.''
If people were in need, the PSOtago's other services could
provide them with clothing and other items, Mrs Anderson
''More people can be helped by the profits we make,'' she
If people had winter clothing they wanted to give, they can
take it to PSOtago clothing warehouse behind The Shop on
Carroll, at 10 Carroll St or call (03) 471-8249.