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School Savvy

What is School Savvy NQ? 

School Savvy NQ is an annual back to school resources initiative aimed at children and families who are in need of assistance.

Pre-loved uniforms and basic stationery supplies are made available to purchase at a pop up store located within the region. These items are provided at very little cost, with prices generally ranging between one to five dollars. The pop up stores will be open in January each year. Can you or you organisation help us get every local school kid back to school with what they need?

Some of the things you can do to support School Savvy NQ

First of all, we would LOVE for you to like and share our Facebook updates!
The more community members that share information about School Savvy the more families we can reach.

Follow us here!

Donate pre-loved uniforms

You can get involved by donating any pre-loved and new uniforms and school supplies that are in good condition to any one of several donation locations including Centacare NQ, during business hours or at your local Vinnies shop in the specially marked School Savvy bins located instore.

Donating Money

Donations of cash can be received at the Centacare NQ office on 410 Ross River Road or you can make a donation pledge at the bottom of this page. All $ donations will go towards the purchase of new supplies to be donated to the pop-up shop.

Volunteering with School Savvy

We are always looking for volunteers at Centacare NQ. Working with the School Savvy NQ team allows you to volunteer your time for a great community cause and also gain some experience working in a retail environment.

Please call for more information: 1300 672 273

Business Partnership & Sponsorship 

Would you like to support School Savvy NQ as a business? Or can you donate services or items suitable for back-to-school such as haircuts, fruit, lunchboxes, shoes or even school bags? Contact Steve to request a partnership proposal or chat about how your business could collaborate with us to support School Savvy NQ in 2022/23.

Email centacarenq@centacarenq.org.au or call us on 1300 672 273


Collect cans throughout the year 

Turn your empties into school supplies for local kids, by using our code at a Containers for Change site near you.
Scheme ID: C10285779

DONATION LOCATIONS

October 2022

Please keep School Savvy in mind for your unwanted pre-loved School Uniforms.
Donation Drive for uniforms will commence in October 2022 - January 2023.

Collection bin locations will be announced closer to the time.

POP-UP SHOP LOCATIONS

Townsville

Stay tuned for January 2023

Burdekin

Stay tuned for January 2023

Cloncurry

Stay tuned for January 2023

Mount Isa

Stay tuned for January 2023

School Savvy NQ made possible with support from our partners:

21/22 SUPPORTERS

Thank you for your support

Donations of cash can be received at Centacare NQ, 410 Ross River Road or you can make a donation pledge at the bottom of this page.

All $ donations will go towards the purchase of new supplies to be donated to the pop-up shops.

You can specify which School Savvy NQ location (Townsville, Burdekin, Cloncurry, Mount Isa) you would like to support or if not indicated, the funds will go to where they are needed most.

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Make a Donation

(No money will be taken online)
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Centacare NQ Services Guide

Click here to download brochure