Warm a heart this Winter

Jenny Smith from Le Pine Funerals is welcoming locals to donate clothes. Picture: JED LANYON

The ‘Warm a Heart this Winter’ appeal is back as Le Pine Funerals team up with Anglicare Victoria and ask locals to donate clothing and canned food to those who are sleeping rough this Winter.

Le Pine Funerals Administrative Arranger Jenny Smith welcomes people to donate items that can help others keep warm, such as clean blankets, beanies, scarfs, socks, gloves, jackets and sleeping bags.

Canned food items with at least six months to expiry date may also be donated.

“Last year our donations box was filled three times and delivered to Anglicare,” Ms Smith said.

“We’re really proud to associate ourselves with this cause.”

Le Pine Funerals offices across Victoria are drop-off points for the goods, which will then be passed on to Anglicare for distribution to those in need.

In the Yarra Valley, Le Pine Funerals has offices at Healesville, Lilydale and Croydon where goods can be donated in the boxes supplied.

Le Pine Funerals Healesville is at 102 Maroondah Highway

Donations to the Warm a Heart this Winter appeal will be accepted throughout June.