CWA pre-loved book drive all for char­ity

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bet­ter re­ward than do­nat­ing to char­ity.

The ladies of the CWA are strug­gling with mem­bers and funds, so they de­cided to take ac­tion by ar­rang­ing a fundrais­ing event for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Many vol­un­teer groups rely heav­ily on the kind­ness of dona­tions to con­tinue their great sup­port for the com­mu­nity.

The CWA is no dif­fer­ent, and the small group of ded­i­cated women is urg­ing lo­cals to round up the troops at home and sort out the book­cases.

We all have our favourite books that we will trea­sure for­ever and then there is that pile of books that we have never turned a page and that’s what the CWA is look­ing for.

Mrs Shut­tle­wood said if you have any books you can drop them off at the CWA cot­tage on Cres­cent St on Tues­day morn­ings.

“We are at the cot­tage from 9.30am ev­ery Tues­day, lead­ing up to Christ­mas,” she said.

“The CWA has been sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity for al­most 100 years and to con­tinue we truly need the sup­port. We are strug­gling to pay the bills, but we con­tinue to sol­dier on.

“Our plan is to host the book fair early in the new year, but first we need the books.”

The CWA will con­tinue its street stall lead­ing up to Christ­mas with plenty of gift ideas for all ages.

Mrs Shut­tle­wood said she was proud to be a mem­ber of the CWA and would con­tinue to sup­port those in need.

“We are al­ways en­cour­ag­ing new mem­bers and we hope to see more in the New Year,” she said.

With more than 250 branches, the QCWA is the largest and most wide­spread women’s or­gan­i­sa­tion in Queens­land.

Since 1922, the QCWA has PHOTO: JODIE DIXON been about women from all over Queens­land com­ing to­gether for many dif­fer­ent rea­sons, whether to meet peo­ple, make friends, learn­ing skills or get in­volved in the com­mu­nity.

What­ever the rea­son, it is friend­ship and the over­all de­sire to help oth­ers that has banded to­gether the women of this or­gan­i­sa­tion.

From hum­ble be­gin­nings, pro­vid­ing an or­gan­i­sa­tion for women to over­come the lone­li­ness and worry of iso­la­tion, it now pro­vides friend­ship and sup­port to women across the world.

Through­out the years women across Queens­land have banded to­gether to show love and care.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to do­nate phone Rosie Shut­tle­wood on 0419 743 307.

SPREAD THE WORD: Childers CWA pres­i­dent Rosie Shut­tle­wood is call­ing for book dona­tions.

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