Back-to-school relief Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre eases the pressure
STUDENTS returning to school in 2019 will have the opportunity to apply for help with back-to-school packs and shoes delivered by the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre.
A Back 2 School Pop-up Shop will be open from January 10–12 to assist pensioners and benefit recipients with uniforms, accessories and stationery, donated by Big W Cannonvale.
Further relief is provided in the form of the Feet First Project.
This supplies $50 vouchers for school shoes, redeemable at Intersport, Cannonvale and Shoebiz, Airlie Beach and Proserpine.
Last year, the Back 2 School and Feet First projects assisted more than 400 students across the Whitsunday region, delivering 220 shoe vouchers and 180 stationery packs.
A flow-on effect ensures local businesses reap the benefits as executive officer Rebecca Woods said all items were sourced from stores in Cannonvale and
■ Pop-up shop January 10, 3pm–7pm, January 11, 9am–3pm, and January 12, 9am–noon
■ Pensioners and benefit recipients
■ Application forms available from Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre and the Proserpine Community Centre from January 7
Proserpine to “help out the economy”.
Feet First voucher application forms have been available since January 7 and can be picked up from either Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre or
the Proserpine Community Centre. Proof of residency and a Medicare card is required to apply.
Feet First vouchers will be distributed to approved applicants on January 14 and are valid for three months.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Stationery and accessories to be distributed by the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre.