With most of the children at Oakleigh Occasional Care Centre under the age of 4, Robyn knew that to make her Closet Cleanout fundraiser a success, she would need to target the parents.
“With most parents on email, it made it so easy to promote,” she explained.
“They immediately jumped on board and were keen to know where their clothes were going and why. It was great to have such interest from our families. They were even guessing how many kilos we collected towards the end!”
With five centres forming Oakleigh Occasional Care, Robyn visited each one throughout the drive to collect their unwanted clothes, accessories and soft toys and bring them back to a central location.
“I was always greeted with eager kids, ready to help me cart the bags,” she laughed.
“Giving families the option to bring their bags in over the holidays was also very useful. A few bags came in after the pickup date, but we are happily saving them for our next drive in November,” she said.
The money raised from their 698 kg collection will be spent on an advertising flag for one of the centres.