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YMCA Springfield Lakes was full of Christmas spirit last month as staff and volunteers organised thousands of gifts for needy families.

YMCA Springfield’s Christmas drive a success

Daniel Bouwmeester January 3, 2024 3 min read

It was a frenzy of Christmas spirit at YMCA Springfield Lakes last month as staff and volunteers organised thousands of donated gifts for needy families and children. The 2023 YMCA Springfield Christmas Appeal involved collecting, sorting, and dating items, bundling hampers, and wrapping presents over a seven-day period. Centre Coordinator at YMCA Springfield Lakes, Alison…

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Student volunteers hitting the streets for Rosies

Daniel Bouwmeester October 20, 2023 3 min read

Senior secondary students from The Springfield Anglican College (TSAC) regularly volunteer with a local outreach charity to connect with people living in crisis. The students work with the team from Rosies – Friends on the Street to provide supplies to people in need in Ipswich. This year, students are working in teams of 4 and…

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Hearing the importance of sign language education

Daniel Bouwmeester February 28, 2023 4 min read

A local provider of online sign language courses is planning a new series of videos and an increased focus on community education programs to help dismantle the barrier between Deaf and hearing people. Michaela Reece operates Awesome Auslan, a Camira based education service founded in 2021 that specialises in the teaching of Australian Sign Language,…

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