Helping the homeless – appeal for non-perishable items

Long-time Living Choice Twin Waters residents, Ian and Maree Lawson, have spearheaded many appeals to help the homeless over the years. Together with fellow generous Twin Waters’ residents, they have raised thousands of dollars and collected many items for The Shack Community Centre in Nambour.

This week, they launched their Winter appeal for The Shack and are appealing to everyone in the local community to help. “The current economic conditions have created a heavy increase in demand for Pastor Dale and Donna Dowling at The Shack to provide meals and assistance to many homeless people on the Sunshine Coast,” said Ian.

“Normally at this time of year we collect non-perishable foods and food vouchers or cash donations to assist them in their tireless role.”

The following goods are urgently needed: Cereals, canned meats, long-life milk, baked beans/spaghetti, teabags, sugar, canned vegetables, 2-minute noodles, tuna (large and medium), canned soup, Cup-a-soup, biscuits, rice, pasta and pasta sauce.

If you would like to support the collection with the above food items, food vouchers or cash donations (receipts provided on request), please phone 5448 7300 or 0417 626 103, or drop them at Villa 58, Living Choice Twin Waters, 21 Baywater Drive. The final date for delivery is 30th June.

“It’s very cold and these unfortunate families living outside or in cars need help,” said Ian. “Any assistance you can provide in this collection is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank the Twin Waters Craft ladies for all their beanies and scarves,” he added.