MPP Dipika Damerla (Mississauga East-Cooksville) inaugurated the ethnic wear section at the Salvation Army Thrift Store (Dixie & Dundas) on Friday, June 3rd. The dedicated section was created at MPP Damerla’s request and presently consists of clothing donated through her multi-cultural clothing drive.
MPP Damerla said that she got the idea after seeing people lug used ethnic clothing back to their countries of origin in South Asia and elsewhere. “I realized that with so much immigration, there was a need for gently used Indian and other ethnic wear right here in the Greater Toronto Area. Having a dedicated area at the Salvation Army Thrift Store will make it easy for people who are looking for such clothing to find them,” she said. The donated clothes include saris, shalwar, kameez, kurtas, lehngas, dupattas, etc.
We welcome this generous donation from MPP Dipika Damerla that will go a long way in not only positively impacting this community through The Salvation Army services’, but that will also assist our neighbours in need of ethnic wear,” said Syed Hussain, The Salvation Army Thrift Store Manager for Dundas Street East. “In the very short time that the pieces have been on our store floor we have received a lot of positive feedback and seen considerable movement. We encourage others to donate your gently used clothing, furniture and household items with us.”
MPP Dipika Damerla’s multi-cultural clothing drive is ongoing. For more information please call 905-238-1751 or email [email protected] – CINEWS