CWA pre-loved book drive all for charity
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.