Guardian is celebrating another successful year of its annual ‘Guardian Angel Knitting for Good’ program
Together with St Vincent de Paul Society, the banner group has organised more than 40 totes of knitted garments to be donated to Australians experiencing homelessness and disadvantage so far this year.
This makes it one of the largest donations ever in terms of total knitted garment volume.
This year marks Guardian’s 23rd year of the program, which saw more than 100 Guardian pharmacies nationwide rally together to work with their local communities and knit warm, woollen garments that are then collected across Australia and given to those in need or sold in a Vinnies store.
Head of Guardian Pharmacy, Kurt O’Brien, said: “Year after year, Guardian pharmacies involvement in the ‘Knitting for Good’ program demonstrates our network’s unwavering commitment to being community-first, both at a local and national level”.
“Due to COVID-19, last year’s Guardian Angel Knitting Book was only available online, so we were thrilled to reintroduce over 20,000 knitting books in 90%-plus of Guardian pharmacies across Australia this year, helping to see considerable uplift in overall pharmacy and related community participation.
“We’re beyond grateful to the entire Guardian network and the local community members who have come together for another successful year of knitting warm garments for those in need.”