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Almost 6000 items of clothing, shoes, toiletries and accessories and almost $10,000 has been donated to charity by Service NSW staff.

Service NSW has partnered with local charities, including Dress for Success, which empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional clothing and the development tools to help women secure work.

Service NSW Chief Executive Officer Damon Rees has applauded staff and said the donations will make a real difference.

“I know I speak on behalf of everyone at Service NSW when I say how proud and privileged we feel to provide some help for people in their time of need, from women returning to the workplace to families facing financial difficulty,” Mr Rees said.

“We want to help disadvantaged women build their confidence and achieve self-sufficiency and financial independence.”

Items collected in the Sydney metro region, Newcastle and Illawarra have been donated to Dress for Success. Items collected from regional NSW centres have been donated to charities in their local areas.

Mr Rees added: “I’ve been really moved by the support shown by Service NSW staff and I hope these contributions will help empower women in need.”