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TYRES, teeth and toys, if you left yours on the train they may be headed to their new home.
The eclectic loot in the Queensland Rail lost property office is getting a clean out to help Salvation Army clients.
Queensland Rail Acting Executive General Manager for Customer Service Martin Ryan said many weird and wonderful items have been left on trains.
"Among the unusual items that have made their way to the lost property office are a tattooing kit, stethoscope, false teeth, a television and the contents of a kitchen including cutlery, crockery, spices and an electric jug," he said.
"We are surprised by what items people carry on trains and how they can manage to leave them behind."
Salvation Army Outreach Coordinator Paul Maunder said even the most out of the box things can bring the greatest joy.
"For some people it might be something a little bit unusual, something they weren't expecting or something different," he said.
"Sometimes it is the little things that can make a difference."
He said helping those in need is much possible through generosity.
"We have a lot of people who are living rough and in tough circumstances and to be able to get some clothes and some shoes as well as a lot of other things, they appreciate that," he said.
"It does go to people who need it and we very much appreciate it."
Mr Maunder said some of the property donated will go to those in need directly while others will go into Salvos stores to be sold.
"We have a number of people at street level that we are able to help directly but also though our stores we are able to help people in a indirect way by raising funds," he said.
"We can help these people in a day where there might not be much else going right they can get a little gift or a little something that can make a big difference."
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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