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CENTACARE - SCHOOL SAVVY

School Savvy is a Centacare FNQ initiative which facilitates access to school uniforms and school supplies for children in families struggling financially in the busy back to school period at the start of the school year. The initiative was created in 2016 with the first ever School Savvy Appeal launched as part of Anti-Poverty Week 2016. The appeal called for donations of pre-loved stationery supplies and school uniforms for a pop-up shop which was opened in early January 2017.


The concept initially was to recycle pre-loved uniforms and stationery supplies however, in reality and thanks to the generosity of the Cairns community, School Savvy has distributed not only pre-loved goods, but an estimated $25,000 worth of donated new supplies, in each year of operation. The response from the community continues to grow and each year a new layer is added to provide more support to families in our community.

https://www.centacarefnq.org/school-savvy-1

Centacare School Savvy - Info

AFL CAPE YORK HOUSE

Building Positive Futures for young Indigenous Australians

 Established in 2016 to support the work of AFL Cape York Ltd, particularly AFL Cape York House for boys and girls. The foundations primary purpose is to support students and families participating in AFL Cape York coordinated programs in the areas of Education, Well Being Support, AFL Pathways, Careers, Transition, Residential Care and Outreach Programs.

https://aflcy.com.au/index.php/foundation__trashed/about/

AFL Cape York

AFL - Cape York House

FNQ HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

FNQ Hospital Foundation is  a Far North Queensland charity with Tax Deductible and Gift Recipient Status. Fundraising activities include (but are not limited to): charity and sporting events, commercial management of the Cairns Hospital Car Park, dcafe and Sea Breeze Cafe. All funds raised are directed to funding equipment over and above what is provided by Queensland Health.

Since the Foundation’s inception more than 20 years ago, it has contributed more than $15 million to improving health care in the Far North.

They support Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, or in geographical terms - from Cardwell to the Torres Strait.

This area includes nine hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and 53 primary health centres and encompasses a population of about 270,000 people.

FNQ's hospital and health service primary care areas: womens, paediatric, indigenous, men's, cardiac, thoracic and mental health, orthopaedics, general, emergency and tropical medicine, cancer care, medical research, rural and remote, health education including preventative lifestyle strategies.

To learn more about what they do, visit https://www.fnqhf.org.au/

FNQ Hospital Foundation

FNQ Hospital Foundation Volunteers