* Photo supplied. Volunteers help with the packing of goods being shipped out to Haiti.
* Photo supplied. Volunteers help with the packing of goods being shipped out to Haiti.
Islanders came out in their droves to donate clothing for the victims of the Haitian earthquake at the beginning of the month.

Now the time has come to box up the donations and send the clothing to where it is needed most.

The organizers of the fundraiser, Capital G and Style Bermuda, were inundated with donations when they held the clothing drive on February 6.

Antonia Mills from Style Bermuda said: "The clothing drive and fundraiser was a huge success.

"The community was extremely supportive and very generous. We actually collected over 300 bags of clothing."

Miss Mills added: "People were dropping off four and five bags of clothes at a time. We had three trucks in rotation to stop the bags from piling up in Capital G lobby."

Volunteers have already filled one shipping container with the clothing donations.

And this Saturday organizers are urging islanders to come out and help them fill up another container.

The two containers, which are sponsored by Bermuda International Shipping, will be sent across the Atlantic to New York in the next couple of weeks and then on to Haiti.

If you would like to volunteer for the "sort and pack" event at the SAL yard in Southampton between 10am and 4pm please contact Miss Mills at amillsbda@aim.com.