In a display of community spirit, the Rotary Club is stepping up to assist local families grappling with escalating costs of education.
The Pop-up Shop offered an array of resources including stationery, second-hand laptops, and school booklists, as well as vouchers for stores such as Big W, Lowes, and Officeworks.
To help stock the shop, community minded locals attended a recent shopping event at Big W to purchase and donate additional school supplies like lunch boxes, USB sticks, headphones, and other essential items that contribute to a child’s academic success.
Officeworks demonstrated its support by generously donating stationery items worth $1,500. The items will benefit 250 students in their back-to-school preparations.
Greater Springfield Rotary Club president David Goss also pledged an additional $1,500 in cash and retail vouchers to ensure the program reaches as many families as possible.
Commitment to welfare
The initiative comes as a response to the financial strain experienced by many families – ensuring that children are not left without the necessary tools to excel in their education.
The effort is a testament to the commitment to community welfare of both Westside Community Care and Greater Springfield Rotary Club, and highlights the collaborative efforts of our community organisations.
Phil Cutcliffe, lead organiser at Westside Community Care, expressed gratitude for the support.
“We thank the Rotary Club of Greater Springfield for recently helping us connect with Officeworks.
“Thank you for all that you do to help us show the community that ‘We Care!’,” Phil said, referring to Westside Community Care’s slogan.
The Rotary Club’s commitment is evident through its support of Domestic Violence programs, Drug and Alcohol Rehab initiatives, and local Special Schools needs, as well as many overseas aid programs.
– by Mark Whiteley
for the Greater Springfield Rotary Club
Greater Springfield Rotary Club is always on the lookout for more community minded individuals to help with these and other initiatives. Contact Robyn Shipton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.