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If you have time and are able, I’d appreciate you helping a remote community in Aurukun, Queensland. Janelle from Cape York Partnership reached out earlier this week asking for old magazines. here is her note:

Good afternoon My name is Janelle and I work in a very remote community called Aurukun where most of the community is on Centrelink and struggle to live day to day as food is very expensive here. It is a community that has many barriers and issues that impact on all the community people I work in CDP which requires anyone on Centrelink to come in and see us, at times this is very busy and means sitting and waiting for extended periods of time. I am approaching you to see if there is any chance of being given some of the old magazines ie That’s Life, Take 5, Australian Geographic, Football, Hunting anything like that. Also any old basic Crossword/Find a work type magazines as well, kids too. It doesn’t matter to them if they are months old it will just give them something to look at while they sit and wait and then we could pass these onto the Aged Care Centre for the patients there. I hope that this is possible and wait to hear back, much appreciated Janelle

I spoke to Janelle and discovered they could use plenty more than old magazines. They can use pencils, colouring books, kids toys and gifts, too.

Rather than send returns, we sent a bundle of current issue magazines from each of my shops and 30 Beanie Boos and some colouring sets. I mention this as an example of what any newsagent could do if they would like to help this organisation.

I appreciate we all get calls daily for help from local and other groups.

This message from Janelle resonated.

If you can help, I am sure the Aurukun community would appreciate it. Here iOS the address for sending any donations:

Janelle Ainsley
508 Kang Kang Road
Aurukun 4892
Social responsibility

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