Support for Toy Library means support for local children

The Bundaberg Disability Resource Centre (incorporating the Toy Library) has received funding as part of Bundaberg Regional Council's Partnerships and Sponsorships grant program.

The Bundaberg Disability Resource Centre (incorporating the Toy Library) will extend programs to support the region’s children with Bundaberg Regional Council pledging its continued support to the program.

The not-for-profit organistion was established in 1986 by local parents to provide access to specialised equipment and developmentally appropriate toys for children with special needs.

The centre will receive $10,000 through Bundaberg Regional Council’s Partnerships and Sponsorships grant program to support the delivery of its program in the 2018/19 financial year.

Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the funding would allow the organisation to provide extra staff hours, upgrade signage and distribute catalogues and information to the region’s parents in addition to supporting the centre’s operational costs..

“This will be of great benefit for not only the staff but also to families throughout the community whose children can utilise the many wonderful services the resource centre provides,” Cr Peters said. ”

The centre has grown to feature over 2700 resources which include specialised equipment supporting children in the community to develop physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally.

“It is the only service in the region offering this type of equipment and tools for people with disabilities as well as cost effective play opportunities.

“We congratulate the Bundaberg Disability Resource Centre on their fantastic work in helping children to grow and thrive.”