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Deni police want your old shoes

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August 13, 2017

Give your old shoes a second lease on life and support those facing homelessness by dropping your used boots to the Deniliquin Police Station.

Police stations across the Local Area Command are accepting donations of second hand boots up until Monday, August 14.

The initiative was started as part of Homelessness Week, an annual awareness campaign coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of homelessness and the issues people face as a consequence.

Deniliquin Local Area Command Inspector Paul Huggett said the shoes will be collected by Mission Australia and then distributed to those in need.

‘‘The NSW Police Force ran the boot drive in 2016 and it had a fantastic response,’’ he said.

‘‘It is hoped that the same response will be given to this year’s homelessness campaign, which focuses on the theme ‘Action and Innovation’.’’

Community members can drop off their second hand boots or shoes, in wearable order, at Deniliquin, Finley, Moama, Hay or Balranald police stations.

‘‘Each police station will have a wheelie bin available for members of the public to deposit their boots for collection,’’ Insp Huggett said.

‘‘On drop-off, it is asked that your donated footwear be laced to ensure they stay together and get to a person in need.’’

For more information, call the Deniliquin Police Station on 58819499.

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