The overwhelming generosity of the community has seen the 2021 Bonner Winter Appeal be the most successful year thus far, with donations of blankets, warm clothing and canned goods for Bonner’s community organisations in need.
With the appeal taking place over six weeks, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP’s office was visited multiple times a day by members of the community and local businesses with goods to help spread the love this winter, even in the days after it had wrapped up.
“I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who donated to this year’s Bonner Winter Appeal. Winter is an extremely hard time for some of our locals and this year’s appeal gave us the special opportunity to make a difference,” said Mr Vasta.
“I was humbled to provide these donations to our various community groups including, Wynnum Community Place, Mt Gravatt Community Centre, Beyond DV, St Peters and Rosies. In fact, we had over 70 blankets donated to Mt Gravatt Community Centre alone!
“These organisations couldn’t be more grateful for what it will mean for locals needing some of the simple food and clothing items most of us take for granted.”
Mt Gravatt Community Centre CEO Deb Crompton said, “We’re very grateful for the donations. This means so much to our most vulnerable in the community who can keep warm this winter.”
“There’s always more we can do as a community to help our vulnerable, but even the smallest acts of generosity can make a priceless difference to someone’s life,” said Mr Vasta.