Charity Drives Kick Off In Aspley Just in Time For Christmas

Several institutions in Aspley have started their charity drives just 41 days before Christmas. Residents are being encouraged to share their blessings with those in need. After all, Christmas is the season for caring and sharing.

Foodbank 2017 in Aspley Hypermarket

Foodbank 2017
Credit: Aspley Hypermarket

Foodbank has placed a donation cage outside Coles in Aspley Hypermarket for customers to donate food products. The cage has been in the establishment since 2nd of October and will remain at the location until the 31st of December. Sealed, canned, and dried food products are advised to prevent spoilage. Some suggestions are pasta and pasta sauce, canned beans, rice, sugar, bread spreads, cereal, baby food, and toiletries. All donations are to be distributed to charity and welfare organisations across the country.

More information about the Foodbank 2017 in Aspley Hypermarket can be found here.

Share the Dignity this Christmas

Credit: Share the Dignity YouTube
This year, the designated collection point for the “It’s In A Bag” campaign is at Avenues Early Learning Centre, Aspley at 24a Riordan Street. Donations will be accepted and collected from the 18th of November until the 2nd of December. Residents are advised to remember these dates as everyone will not be able to donate past these schedule.

As always, people are asked to donate products that could make daily life easier for girls battling homelessness and poverty, as well as those adult women at risk and experiencing domestic violence. The products can range from sanitary and maternity pads, tampons, and personal hygiene products like deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste.

Share the Dignity, the institution behind this drive, wants everyone to remember these important points when making the donations:

First of all, choose a handbag in good condition that you no longer use.
Then, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special.
Pop in a thoughtful note or Christmas card and show her someone cares.
Show her that she matters because everyone deserves to feel that way.

To know more about “It’s In A Bag” campaign, click here.

Shop at Aspley Be Uplifted’s OP Shop

Aspley Be Uplifted OP Shop
Credit: Be Uplifted Inc Breast Cancer Facebook

Families can have their Christmas shopping spree at Aspley Be Uplifted Inc’s Op Shop. The shop offers a range of brand name quality clothing for all members of the family, including toddlers and babies. They also have nursery items, secondhand books, and household items. As for gifts, the shop has charming handmade craft creations – quilts, knitwear, candles – made by volunteers.

All sales accumulated from the Aspley Be Uplifted Inc’s Op Shop go out to local breast cancer patients. The money is used for their needs, including support to their families who are enduring the challenge of caring for their suffering loved ones.

The Aspley Be Uplifted Inc Op Shop is open every Wednesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. It is located at 5/611 Robinson Rd Aspley, behind the Chinese Restaurant.

For more information about shopping at Aspley Be Uplifte’s OP Shop, visit their site.