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Donated knits send warm message

July 9, 2018

WITH temperatures taking a dive once again, IWC is handing out free blankets, beanies and scarves – all handmade with community wellbeing at heart.

 

To help celebrate NAIDOC Week, Blanket Buddies in Bundaberg have donated six big boxes of large and small blankets, scarves and beanies. Members of our community who would value these knitted items are invited to come into the IWC Health & Wellbeing Centre, 184 Barolin St, any day this week.

 

The knitted items are on tables in the foyer and people are invited to take one or several items. For parents with babies or young children, we have small blankets and some knitted toys.

 

If you need a bigger blanket for your bed or to wrap around you on the couch, we have some of those too.

 

Everyone is welcome – IWC is here for everyone, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Our focus is on Indigenous, disadvantaged, at-risk, vulnerable and frail people.

 

The Blanket Buddies’ knitted gifts join the remainder of those donated to IWC by Knitting for Brisbane’s Needy (K4BN), which dropped off a consignment of blankets, beanies and toys to the non-government, community-run and charitable organisation recently.

Literally hundreds of items have gone into our community, both in Bundaberg and North Burnett regions, where we know they will be valued by our community. Our warm thanks to Blanket Buddies and K4BN for their generous contributions.

 

IWC is committed to Reconciliation in Action every day. We very much appreciate generous contributions during NAIDOC Week that are being shared across our community, without discrimination.

 

Blanket Buddies can be contacted at The Catholic Parish of Bundaberg, Rossolini Place, PO Box 79, Bundaberg. Phone 07 4151 6666.

 

K4BN is a Sunshine Coast-based charity that has worked with IWC for some years. Go to http://www.knittingforbrisbanesneedy.com.au/ to find out more

 

 

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