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.