On our Sunday drive today, we were passing the intersection of Koornang and Neerim Roads when Mrs Ross spotted the bags of donated items piled up against the door of the Salvation Army store. She wondered how the poor folk who work in the store would actually be able to open the front door, and I pointed out that there is in fact a sign in the window that asks that donated items not be left there, and only be made while the store is open.
Now this made me think that maybe those leaving their donations in that pile did so because they didn’t know the location of the various charity bins around Carnegie, where goods can be left at any time. So, I thought, perhaps I should put up a list of all the bins I know of around Carnegie (and knowing from past experience that sometimes you need to go to more than one location, if the first bins you try are full). So here they are:
In the carpark of the railway station, access from Morton Avenue.
In the Safeway carpark, behind the public toilets in Kokarrib Road.
Next to St Anthony’s Church on the corner of Neerim and Grange Roads (it is on the Grange Road side, and as there is only one it is often full).
Not strictly in Carnegie are those in the carpark of Safeway in Glen Huntly (off Manchester Grove) and in the carpark of Coles in Caulfield (off Sir John Monash Drive).