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Its not what you wear, its where it comes from that matters


More than 20 percent of goods donated to Vinnies never make it to the people that need it most.

Thousands of tonnes of damaged and dirty donated goods are not fit for use, costing more than $150,000 per year in disposal costs funding better redirected to Vinnies' community support programs.

Recognising this staggering statistic, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank staff raided their wardrobes last month to donate about five tonnes of unneeded, yet good-quality items to those experiencing hardship, said Bendigo and Adelaide Bank's Executive Corporate Resources, Stella Thredgold.

"With more than 1,100 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank staff working out of our office at 80 Grenfell Street and as one of the largest employers in the CBD we believed we could make a difference, Ms Thredgold s