Goodstart Easter drive brings home and cheer to families in refuge



Goodstart Early Learning has handed over a dozen overflowing Easter hampers to support families and children who will be spending Easter break in refuge from domestic violence.

The special presentation took place at Goodstart Alexandra Hills on Thursday 17 March will children from the centre wearing their best Easter bonnets to help spread cheer.

Ten Goodstart centres across Redlands, Logan and Wynnum are rallied together to collect Easter eggs, new pajamas, slippers and Easters gifts to give to vulnerable families supported by Friends With Dignity – a community organisation that assists survivors of domestic violence.

“Goodstart is very pleased to partner with Friends With Dignity to help bring a message of hope and new beginnings to those most in need. We are grateful to the many families and communities members who have made donations. It’s also been really heartwarming to see children in our centres learn about the importance of giving and of friendship.” Sarah King, Goodstart Early Learning Centre Manager.

Friends With Dignity Director, Bianca Stubbs attended the presentations and said she was overwhelmed by the generosity of the support of Goodstart staff and families.

“It is wonderful to see the spirit of giving alive a well in our community. The Easter gift that have been donated to us from Goodstart will go a long way to bringing joy to those families in need. Friends With Dignity is a relatively new organisation, having only been launched six months ago, so we are grateful for any support we can get from the community. It allows us to make an immediate and meaningful difference to the lives of those people impacted by domestic violence.” Bianca Stubbs

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