Wednesday, January 24, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Equipping Excellence For Bowen Youth

Over 67 families have felt the helping hand of the Bowen Neighbourhood Centre, in partnership with Abbott Point Operations, Salvos and the Department of Communities.

As part of the Centre’s Back to School initiative, these 67 families received essential back to school supplies, ready for the start of the school year earlier this week.  

Stephanie Cora, the Executive Officer of the Bowen Neighbourhood Centre extended her thanks to the businesses and schools that donated generously to the cause.

“Their support during this busy time of the year demonstrates the strength of community bonds and the collective commitment to ensuring every child has the opportunity for a successful start to the school year,” she explained.

‘The collaborative effort not only ensured the success of the event but also added a touch of fun to the day. Families not only left with essential supplies but also with smiles on their faces, thanks to the joint venture's commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive community atmosphere.

Ms Cora further remarked, "We have identified a considerable number of families still in need of school uniforms. If anyone has preloved school uniforms to spare, the Bowen Neighbourhood Centre is more than happy to accept them. Your generosity can make a difference in the lives of these families."

Staff of Abbott Point Operations and the Bowen Neighbourhood Centre were excited to equip Bowen youth with the necessary school supplies. Photo supplied

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