Kaye Throssell Community Projects
The Community Projects program is an important, though probably little known, part of what the Queensland Branch of the CBCA does each year. The projects were the idea of our late member Kaye Throssell. Kaye’s vision was to target small, struggling community groups that provided services for the children of families at risk and to provide books to children and young people who were severely disadvantaged.
Over the years, the program normally targets four different groups in a year and has for example aided children who were affected by the 2012 floods in Bundaberg and Laidley, Project Love and Care, women’s refuges, children’s hospitals and many more. The projects have had a largely south-east Queensland focus and while there is great need in this part of Queensland, it has been suggested that the Branch widen its attention to include the regional areas. There must be children’s support groups throughout Queensland that could benefit from the donation of quality books, so here’s the challenge to members outside of the south-east. If you know of a children’s support group and are willing to take on co-ordinating a project to distribute books, then I am very keen to hear from you.
Please email me at the address below as soon as possible with details of the group that is struggling, supports children and/or young people up to the age of 18 and could benefit from books, along with your contact details. I will then take these to the management committee for consideration.
It would be great if we can take the vision of Kaye Throssell to disadvantaged children throughout Queensland. Please be involved if you can.
Kaye Throssell Community Projects Co-ordinator
PROJECT LOVE & CARE
Kaye Throssell 2nd from the right.