By Cathy Elelman • 10 November 2019 • 13:00
DONATIONS: Social Well-being councillor Beatriz Perez-Hickman and Youth councillor Maria Jesus Jumilla check out the wide range of items local residents have contributed to the initiative.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de La Nucía.
LA Nucia’s Social Well-being department has called on local residents to give unwanted items of clothing a second life.
Taking advantage of this being the time of year when summer wear is put to the back of the closet and clothes for cooler temperatures are pulled out, Social Well-being councillor Beatriz Perez-Hickman pointed out that the La Nucia Social Solidarity Wardrobe initiative has been operating at the Calvari Social Centre since 2015.
Local residents can take along good condition items they no longer wear. All the donated clothing is subsequently sorted and classified and given to needy La Nucia families.
The council also reminded local residents that items which are in too poor a condition to be passed on can be deposited in one of the 13 containers which are dotted around the municipality for clothes and other materials so they can be correctly recycled.
“In this way we will be a more sustainable municipality and one which respects the environment”, Perez-Hickman commented.
The councillor stressed clothing should never be deposited in general waste skips as it cannot then be recycled.
“With a simple action at individual level we are doing our little bit against climate change and for a more sustainable world”, she added.
Clothes, as well as bedding and towels, can be left at the centre on Carrer Xiprer Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm and from 4.30 to 7.30pm on Thursdays.
The council reported that 564 people in La Nucia benefitted from the donations of clothing last year. There were more than 8,000 donated items in all, of all kinds, for all ages, including babies, and in all sizes.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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