19 Nov Quota Club Gladstone
As from 1st October 2020 it was with much sadness that the group known as Quota International Inc. which served communities worldwide for over 100 years, came to an end. However, the Gladstone Quota Club members have elected to carry on with our community involvement under the banner of Quota Club of Gladstone Inc. to tirelessly help the Gladstone Community under our new motto “We change Lives”.
Gladstone Quota has been helping the Gladstone community since 1967. This is an amazing achievement for a group of dedicated women who have given tirelessly to assist local charities through many fundraising and hands-on activities.
Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, this year has been on hold, but we have great plans for 2021. Our huge Cent Sales for Mother’s Day, 1 May, Father’s Day, 28 August, and Christmas 27 November will be on again. Also, our Annual Fashion Parade has been set for 9 October at Yaralla.
All the money raised through generous community support goes to assist those in need in our local area. Pamper packs are given to “Step Up Step Down” and recently we presented 50 breast cushions to the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer patients.
Once again through our “Pencils Plus” program we will be providing backpacks to primary and secondary schools to get the year going for students who start school without the essentials e.g. pencils, ruler, rubber, glue, scissors, a lunch box and a drink bottle. We have had some generous donations from community towards this project and welcome all donations to help us fill the bags. For the 2021 start of the year we are expecting to donate around 200 backpacks.
Each Christmas we provide food vouchers and a Christmas Cake to Anglicare for distribution to their clients in need. Step Up Step Down will also receive a hamper for some Christmas cheer for their clients.
To add a bit of fun our Harbor Festival Window Dressing Competition has been a huge success and brings a festive atmosphere to the Gladstone shopping and business areas.
Quota membership offers fellowship and friendship. A chance to meet new people and help the Gladstone community through our many projects. We can be contacted via facebook – Quota Gladstone.