A goal of one thousand?

The Allora Day for Girls group provide much needed support.

By Kaylene Williams

At the gathering on the 27 May, a further 60 kits were packed which will be held in reserve for a future event request. This means that we currently have 270 kits on hand. We have pledged 300 kits to the refugee pack for October this year, but we are hoping to be able to achieve more than this. I keep joking to the other ladies that we can surely send 1000, much to their collective groans.

Our group would like to sincerely thank the owners, staff and members of the public who supported our collection box located in Allora IGA. The generosity of the community makes us thankful that others acknowledge the good that is being done. We were also privileged to receive a donation from the Warwick chapter of Zonta and the Warwick branch of the QCWA. All of these donations allow us to respond whenever the call-out for kits comes in.

The team leaders meet with the Boonah group for a social afternoon, sharing how we operate as well as collecting the special PUL we bought from Caloundra team. It was lovely to chat with another team and discuss different fundraising efforts and the afternoon tea was lovely.

Please consider coming along as there is a variety of jobs to be done by sewers and non-sewers alike. Even if you can’t attend our monthly gatherings, there is certainly sewing which can be completed at home. Please contact one of our executive team for further details if this is of interest to you.

Our fundraising initiative Allora DfG “Container for Cash’ account has had several donations so far. People and businesses may like to use the code ‘C10749279’ when depositing their eligible containers and the refund will be directly deposited into the Allora DfG account. Please contact Kaylene via the Allora DfG email if you would like containers to be collected or they can be brought along or dropped off at any monthly gathering.

As always, the group is requesting donations of: new cotton ladies knickers, new face washers, new flannelette, new 100% cotton (non-stretch) material. Please think of us if you are doing a cupboard clean out. Items can be dropped into Allora Hardware store or Bryson’s Florist Warwick marked as Days for Girls. If dropping off items in, please text, phone or email contacts below so that we know to pick things up as not all executive members live in town. As a tax-deductible group, should you wish to give a donation prior to the end of the financial year, please contact us. Monetary donations over $2 are tax deductable and can be transferred to: Allora Days for Girls, BSB 064032 Acc: 10127292. Items can also be dropped off at gathering times.

The next gathering will be on Monday 24th June at 9am at the Function Room, MacKillop House, Warwick St, Allora, next to St Patricks Church entry via McKillop Lane. Please park in Warwick Street. Coffee and tea provided. Please bring along something for morning tea. We hope to see you then.

Thank you – Allora and district Days for Girls Executive team – Heather Goonan Mobile-0434907904, Lenore Wissemann Mobile 0428973432, Shirley Cornhill and Kaylene Williams or email: alloraqld@daysforgirls.org.