The SA Country Women’s Association Mount Barker branch has continued its proud tradition of helping the Hills community by delivering a box of hand-made winter clothes for toddlers to local MP Dan Cregan.
Mr Cregan said many of his constituents were facing real pressures this winter and the high quality garments were very welcome. “The SACWA offers practical and immediate assistance and have done so for years. These clothes are carefully hand-made and very high quality. Anybody who could use an extra jumper, small beanie or fabric boots for their toddler is welcome to drop past our office.”
Ms Linda Terrell (pictured right with Dan Cregan), Past President of SACWA Mount Barker branch, said the SACWA team were able to produce or source warm winter clothes. “Many of our members and friends are skilled at producing hand-made garments. We understand the economic pressures local families are currently facing. If Dan runs out, we can re-supply his office or other outlets as we are always busy knitting and crocheting various items,” Ms Terrell said.
Mr Cregan said he was looking to link the SACWA to other local outlets to distribute their toddler-specific clothing, including community pantries who are providing food-aid over winter.
The Mount Barker Branch worked closely with Dan Cregan and Federal Member Rebekha Sharkie following the devastating Cudlee Creek Bushfire. Through the CWA network, handmade quilts were air-freighted from Western Australia to local bushfire affected families in the Adelaide Hills before the onset of the 2020 winter.