Buderim Foundation lends a Helping Hand to assist local families

School expenses such as clothing, shoes and stationery supplies can be challenging for many families. So, the Buderim Foundation is proud to be a part of the 2017 FRRR Back to School Program that offers $50 Target vouchers to families who require some assistance.

Managed by The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), this program supports students and their families who attend schools in our local area.  This year, with significant financial support from our local Buderim Lions and Rotary Clubs, the Buderim Foundation is able to distribute 250 Target vouchers valued at $50 each, a total worth of $12,500.

Buderim Foundation Chair, Heinz Seeberg said the Buderim Foundation was proud to work with local schools and not-for-profit organisations to distribute the vouchers to ensure the families and children in the greatest need obtain the most benefit from the program, whilst maintaining privacy for all involved.“In 13 years, thanks to the generous support of FRRR, Buderim Lions and Rotary Clubs, we have been able to distribute $132,500 worth of vouchers,” Mr Seeberg said.

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“In 13 years, thanks to the generous support of FRRR, Buderim Lions and Rotary Clubs, we have been able to distribute $132,500 worth of vouchers,” Mr Seeberg said.

The vouchers will be distributed direct to families by local schools including Buderim Mountain State School, Mountain Creek Primary School and Chancellor State College, as well as community organisations including St Vincent de Paul, SunnyKids, Community Solutions and the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program.

Mountain Creek State School Chaplain Anthony Pulford said the vouchers were a great little surprise for the families, giving a little bit of extra money which anyone raising children could relate to.

“These vouchers will be distributed to parents who are struggling to find the money to purchase school items such as uniforms, clothing, shoes, bags and stationery items needed throughout the school year.  We have always found them a tremendous support to families in difficult situations. The school is very appreciative for the Buderim Foundation’s ongoing generous support of our local community,” Chappy Ant said.

Mr Seeberg said the Foundation had been overwhelmed by the feedback we have received in previous years. Families are surprised and delighted by the vouchers.

The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for Buderim and its residents by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects.

For more information on the Buderim Foundation, please visit the new website – www.buderimfoundation.org.au.

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