CSBP do­nates to cen­tre

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The Coastal Dis­trict Care Cen­tre has been boosted by a do­na­tion of $1500 from CSBP, with the money set to go to two of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s most in­de­mand pro­grams.

Open­ing in 2015 to meet com­mu­nity de­mand for cloth­ing, bed­ding and food, the cen­tre helps about 2000 peo­ple.

The lat­est do­na­tion will go to the Christ­mas parcels do­na­tion drive, in which about 200 ham­pers are pre­pared for needy fam­i­lies in the area.

The rest of the money will go to the cen­tre’s Back to School pro­gram, which pro­vides fam­i­lies with vouch­ers to buy school shoes and sup­plies.

Cen­tre chair­woman Gil­lian Har­ris said the not-for-profit group re­lied on dona­tions from lo­cal busi­nesses, which helped them pro­vide ser­vices peo­ple needed.

“We had one mother tell us that the voucher we gave her was the first time she had ever been able to buy her child new school shoes,” she said.

“We are here for the wider com­mu­nity of Rock­ing­ham and help who­ever we can.”

In the three years since the or­gan­i­sa­tion was es­tab­lished, they have pro­vided food to more than 10,000 peo­ple.

Ahead of the fes­tive pe­riod, Coastal Dis­trict Care is putting the call out for dona­tions for the Christ­mas par­cel ap­peal.

Make a do­na­tion at the cen­tre at 4 He­fron Street, Rock­ing­ham on Mon­days, Wed­nes­days or Fri­days, or phone 0416 413 849.

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