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Do you need a free winter jacket?

Shanti Town in Mullumbimby are giving away jackets for anyone who needs a little winter warmth. Photo Aslan Shand.

Winter is in full swing and Shanti Town, a local business in Mullumbimby, have put a clothes rack outside the shop with jumpers and jackets on it for people to take for free. Shanti Town owner Leora Sibony put the rack out a few weeks ago so that anyone who couldn’t afford a jumper to keep warm could get one for free.

‘Initially there were only a few jackets, and mostly people were taking them – but now more people are bringing jackets in to put on the rack,’ said Kirsten Burke who works at the shop.

‘Its not just for people who can’t afford a jacket. One day a lady asked how much they were as she had forgotten her jacket. I told her they were free and she asked if she could borrow one while she was in town and bring it back later. I said that was fine.’

So if you have a few jumpers or jackets that you no longer need pop them onto one of the spare coat hangers outside Shanti Town for someone who does.


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