24 Jan Thousands of school items donated to help local families get back to school.
The path to a great education for a whole lot of local kids has been made that much more possible, thanks to the awesome generosity of the Gladstone community.
Local business owner of Remax Gold, Shane McLeod In partnership with Roseberry Community Services (RCS) started the Back to School drive to help families that are facing financially difficult times. He said it was a practice way to help one another at this time of year.
They put the call out, asking the community to help support children and families in need, by donating any new school supply items, in time for the 2017 school year. From a pencil, to glue sticks, exercise books or backpacks, if it’s on any schoolbook list, they wanted it to pas son to people needing a helping hand.
The impact was instant and using his Mellefont Street office as a drop off point they were inundated with supplies. Many families while doing their own back to school shopping bought some extra items to donate.
The picture above is just a small portion of the thousands of items people have donated to the annual Back to School Supply Drive. All of the donations were transported to RCS to be distributed to needy families in the Gladstone Region.
Shane McLeod said ‘’Gladstone – you’ve outdone yourselves yet again. This picture is just a portion of what has been donated to our first Back to School Supply Drive and Roseberry Community Services have also been inundated with school items for families in need this year. Could you be any prouder as a local?’’.
RCS have been busy handing out the donations and would like to thank the community for support. The work Roseberry Community Services do is so important in supporting people most in need, this type of drive is a nice way to start the year
Gladstone News are proud to have donated to this initiative and would like to congratulate the organisers as well as the community for a top effort.