The Anglican Parish of Bundaberg is calling for donations ahead of its first “mini festival of women’s health and wellbeing” which aims to support homeless or at risk of homeless women.
The free event would be held as part of Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week on Thursday 8 September and is coordinated by the Anglican Support Ministry and Wide Bay Advocacy Inc.
To be held on the grounds of Christ Church in Woongarra Street, a number of community organisations will host a stall and provide local women with information to assist them in navigating different services.
The Reverend Kate Ross said along with providing women the chance to speak with different organisations, they were also asking the community to donate any items they could to assist in filling bags for those in need.
“We will have Bundaberg Street Law, the VacSeen Clinic, Hearing Australia and a few more community organisations coming on board to provide pop-up clinics on the day, targeted at homeless or at risk of homeless women in Bundaberg,” she said.
“Jean Hailes have donated 100 bags which, with the help of St Luke’s Anglican School student volunteers, we are filling with donations of items suitable for women on the streets and will distribute these on the day.”
The event will also coincide with the Anglican Support Ministry soup kitchen operations, with lunch available from noon to 1 pm for those attending.
The parish is calling on resident to help by donating items such as soap, toothbrush, shampoo, hairbrush, socks, nail polish, hair ties and scrunchies to be included in the bags.
Items must be brand new, still sealed, in original packaging with no items past their expiry date. No pharmaceuticals, no food or drink and no scissors, knives or razors will be accepted.
Drop off points for items include:
- St Luke’s Anglican School main office – 4 Mezger Street, Kalkie
- Anglican Parish of Bundaberg office – 59 Woongarra Street, Bundaberg
If you are a community organisation interested in hosting a pop-up clinic at the festival please email email@example.com.
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