WoW receives new underwear in time for Christmas
Knobby Underwear has teamed up with charity Wheels of Wellness to ensure those homeless and vulnerable members of the community have access to clean, fresh underwear.
Wheels of Wellness (WoW) is a medical outreach service providing primary health care on the streets of Cairns and has a respite centre for those in need of a safe place to rest during the day, with access to showers, food, tea and coffee and follow-up medical and services.
Knobby Underwear’s donation of 200 pairs of underwear will assist WoW clients in maintaining a sense of dignity, while addressing some of the barriers associated with being homeless.
WoW Chief Operating Officer and Program Manager Bec Coutis expressed gratitude to Knobby Underwear for their important and crucial donation.
“I really want to thank Knobby Underwear for answering the call to ensure those less fortunate in our community have access to new underwear,” Ms Coutis said.
“Since opening the Hub in May 2021 we have seen an increase in the number of homeless clients visiting the Hub.
“Clients are able to access showers and clean clothing and with this increase in clients, there has been a large number of requests for clean underwear.
“I have learnt through this process that underwear is often overlooked when it comes to charitable donations but for our clients, they are much needed items.
“Clean underwear helps clients in many ways, it helps those less fortunate maintain a sense of dignity, breaks down barriers associated with homelessness and promotes good personal hygiene.”
Knobby Underwear Founder and CEO Rob Rand answered WoW’s underwear appeal and said the $5000 donation was their way to give back.
“As a brand that started in Chillagoe, just outside of Cairns, it means a lot for us to help those in need in the Cairns region,” said Mr Rand.
“Knobby believes that our insanely creative designs can bring a smile to anyone, and give them the confidence to make the most of each and every day.”
Wheels of Wellness welcomes donations to assist with providing medical and social care to those who are vulnerable, at-risk and homeless.
For more information and to make a donation, visit wow.org.au and for more information on Knobby Underwear visit knobby.com.au