Donate toys and food for needy

Pat Cooper, Tina Bennett, Rhonda Adamsam and Bernice Marwick.
Pat Cooper, Tina Bennett, Rhonda Adamsam and Bernice Marwick.

However, the centre’s empty shelves means more donations of food and new toys are needed.

Throughout the year the centre helps about 5000 people with a variety of classes, financial advice and support and counselling programs.

Wann-Gara Inner Wheel, a local women’s service organisation similar to Rotary, alerted to the empty shelves at the centre by a Weekender story, decided to do something about it.

Club president Pat Cooper said the club forwarded a cheque for $500 and each member was invited to donate six items of food to boost the empty shelves.

Centre chief executive Rhonda Adamsam gratefully accepted the donations and said even people previously in well-paid jobs, who now found themselves redundant, were struggling to meet mortgage and daily living expenses.

‘We are non judgemental, we try to respond to the needs of our clients, whatever their background or culture,’ she said.

‘People seeking help need to feel comfortable, so they can maintain their integrity and self respect.’

Donations of non-perishable food and new toys for the Christmas Appeal, may be left at The Spiers Centre, 2 Albatross Court, Heathridge, between 9am and 3pm weekdays. For more details, call 9401 2699.