School Supplies appeal gives kids the chance they deserve

 A local real estate agent and Roseberry Queensland are renewing their appeal for donations to the “Back to School Supplies Drive”.

Remax Gold’s Shane McLeod said that in addition to stationery items, regional children need lunchboxes, backpacks and vouchers for textbooks.

Acting as the central donation drop-off point, Mr McLeod said donations were slowly trickling in, but more would be appreciated: “Last year we helped 40 children from 16 families start the year with everything they needed to be on an equal footing with their classmates,” he said.

“If it’s on a school book-list, we can take it. This was so well supported by the Gladstone community for this year, we’d love it to be bigger and better again this coming year,” he said. 

“Gladstone is such a generous community and we hope that when people are doing their seasonal shopping, they will pop in an extra item for back-to-school time in the trolley for families who might be doing it tough this year.”

Donations can be dropped off at Re/Max Gold Gladstone at 2 Mellefont Street, West Gladstone until Friday, January 12.