Beaudesert CWA is helping local students get off to a good start for the 2023 school year through the donation of backpacks filled with useful items.
The local branch donated 12 backpacks to be given to students at Beaudesert State School via Chaplain Jade Cocks.
CWA members spent hours down at the Beaudesert CWA carefully packing the bags for the students.
The 12 bags, including three bags suitable for prep students, were filled with lunch boxes, water bottles, freezer bricks, handcrafted ‘worry worms’, pencils, glue, pencil cases, books and headphones.
It is the first time the Beaudesert CWA has donated backpacks to the local primary school, and they did it through a generous donation.
“We got a big donation from one of the local businesses, so we decided to spread it between the state school, high school, Tracey’s Pantry and the retirement villages,” said Beaudesert CWA President Bev Fehlberg.
“We decided to do the backpacks because there are so many parents who are struggling to get their families back to school – it costs a fortune. If we can help them out, it might ease a bit of the burden and make a kid feel good that they have a backpack like the other kids.”
Mrs Cocks thanked the local CWA for the donation.
“It’s a huge blessing because some kids some years will turn up and not have the right schoolbooks, so for them to be able to come to school and have a backpack and have schoolbooks just like the other kids is really special,” she said.
“I love the way the CWA often are a huge help to kids at school through chaplaincy and just supporting us to help look after the kids and support them.”