State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley has urged the local community to dig through their wardrobes for old winter coats and jackets.

The Casey North Community Information and Support service has just launched their inaugural winter coat drive for those facing a very difficult and cold winter.

Ms Graley said that the winter coat drive provided a fantastic opportunity for the local community to come together to help those in need this winter.

“Winter is fast approaching and there are many families within our local community who are struggling and just need a little bit of help,”

“The winter coat drive has been a wonderful success so far, but there are still so many who could benefit from a snug winter coat,”

“If anyone has an old winter coat or jacket that they no longer need I urge you to donate and help someone stay warm this winter.”

Susan Magee, Manager of Casey North Community Information and Support Service said that there were many families that would struggle to stay warm this winter.

“Unfortunately each winter there are many within our community who will go without proper heating and warm clothing,”

“If you do have an old winter coat or jacket that you are no longer wear, there is someone out there who would love it,”

“So many local families have already benefitted from the local community’s generosity and I urge anyone who has yet to donate to do so.”

Donations can be made directly to the Casey North Community Information and Support Service, Suite 1, 90-92 Victor Crescent, Narre Warren or Judith’s office at 4/418 Princes Highway, Narre Warren.