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Donate to the Salvos in Melbourne

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Published August 30th 2012
No matter what the occasion is, sharing is always caring. Which is why we should start sharing our things: things we don't need anymore, or even things we really like but don't use that much, which could be of better use to other people.

It all started when I was moving to a new place last semester. I found that I had hoarded a lot of things in my room and my small apartment just could not store my trash as my mother calls them, anymore. Let me elaborate on why my mother calls them trash. I have mountains of papers in the cupboard. I do not know where they came from or why I have them but I keep them anyway, thinking they probably will be useful someday(that day came a few weeks after I threw them into the recycling bin). I have lots of condiments, cooking sauces, bottles of oil that would last me a whole decade.

No I do not have hoarding tendencies. Or perhaps just a little bit.
Let me make it clear that while I am messy, I am very clean. And even though everything is all over the place I still know where everything is. So all is good. Or so I thought.

My wake-up call came when I couldn't find one of my favourite shoes. I better start spring cleaning. Desperate for help, I called my friend, and promised her an ice cream if she would help me clean (I still owe her ice cream). She called my place a black hole. How insulting. But unfortunately, quite true.

Whilst cleaning, I found perfectly fine things such as clothes, bedsheets, kettles that I have never used before. To my surprise, I didn't know I had them.

The best way of getting rid of them perfectly usable things: donate them to the less fortunate. So I searched Google and found the Salvos Store. I donated a huge bag of things, and I felt great because I know they will be loved my others who need them more than I do.


Please visit one of the Salvos Store in Melbourne and drop-off your things.

-Bourke Street
69 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

-South Melbourne
183 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Those 2 are the closest to Melbourne City. Please visit the Salvos website for more information.
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Why? It's always nice to help people
When: Whenever you are free
Phone: 13SALVOS (13 72 58)
Where: 69 Bourke Street, and many more stores
Cost: Free
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