Nicosia Municipality has joined in Anakyklos Perivallontiki’s new clothes collection effort.
The money raised from items donated through the municipality will go to the Municipal Multi-use Centre, a recent announcement said. Organisations and companies participating the campaign can have the proceeds from what they collect donated to the charitable organisation of their choice.
The centre houses the Nicosia Elderly People Centre, the Home Care Centre, the Ouranio Toxo Multicultural Centre for the Care of the Children of Nicosia, and other programmes working with vulnerable members of society including the elderly, children, single parents, large families, the destitute and the unemployed.
“The clothes that are in good condition will have the opportunity to be used again as Anakyklos will pass them on to families in need,” the municipality noted, adding clothing that could no longer be worn would be recycled.
Collections will take place Monday to Friday at the Centre (40, Nikiforos Fokas Ave., near Famagusta Gate, open 8am-5pm, call 22797854/850/856,) the Myloi Cultural Centre (4, Constantipoleos St., Kaimakli, open 8am-5pm, call 22797605,) Kyriacos Papayiannis Supermarket (53, Ayios Ilarionos St., Kaimakli, open 7am-8pm on Tuesdays and 7am,-1pm on Wednesdays, call 22436761) the Old Pallouriotissa Market (open 7.30am-12.30pm and 3-5pm except on Wednesday afternoons, call 22797869,) Nicosia Municipal Swimming Pool (from 8a,-1pm, call 22797649,) and the Artos Foundation (64, Ay. Omoloyiton Ave., open 9am-5pm, call 22797869.)
As well as clothing and pairs of shoes, linen including sheets and curtains are also welcome as well as handbags and belts.
Wet or dirty clothes, carpets, textile remnants and single shoes are not wanted.
Call 22797174 if you have a legitimate reason for not being able to drop off the items yourself.
Non-profit organisation Anakyklos Perivallontiki—which redistributes unwanted clothing and recycles textiles—recently began its ‘All of Cyprus collects and offers up!’ campaign.
Running between April 2 and June 30, it aims at collecting as many clothes as possible in cooperation with hundreds of participating organisations from around Cyprus. It hopes to encourage at least 500 participating organisations to collect 150 tonnes of clothing expected to bring in at least €40,000 to help those in need, including participating charities.
Visit www.anakyklos.org or the official Facebook page or call 99722124 for more information.