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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.

Get Involved

We work with individuals, clubs, schools and businesses in a number of ways. 
First of all, we would LOVE for you to Like and share our Facebook updates!     

 

Some of the things you can do to support School Savvy

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 local St Vincent De Paul Society (Vinnies) outlets.

Donating Money

Donations of cash can be received at our office on 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 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

Pack-a-pencil case initiative

Get involved with our Pack-a-pencil case initiative by purchasing a pre-filled pencil case or you can choose to buy and fill your own with basic supplies for a primary school pencil case or senior school pencil case.

Email schoolsavvy@centacarenq.org.au if you would like to join in or have another idea on how we can collaborate.

DONATION LOCATIONS

Townsville

Centacare NQ
410 Ross River Road, Cranbrook, QLD 4814

Vinnies Belgian Gardens
Cnr Bundock St and Heatley Parade, Belgian Gardens QLD 4810

Vinnies Echlin Street
22-26 Echlin Street, West End QLD 4810

Vinnies Flinders Street
277 Flinders Street, Townsville QLD 4810

Vinnies Garbutt
Shop 2, 38 Pilkington Street, Garbutt QLD

Vinnies Hermit Park
221 Charters Towers Road , Hermit Park QLD 4812

Vinnies Kirwan
Shop 1, 375 Charles St, Kirwan QLD 4817

Queensland Country Bank - Willows (coming soon)
Willows Shopping Centre, Thuringowa Dr, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817

Burdekin

Centacare NQ
2/143 Edwards Street, Ayr QLD 4807

Vinnies Ayr
83 Queens Street, Ayr QLD 4807

Queensland Country Bank
186 Queen St, Ayr QLD 4807

Cloncurry

Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre
57 Sheaffe Street, Cloncurry QLD 4824

Vinnies Cloncurry
44 Ramsey Street, Cloncurry QLD 4824

SPONSORS

JANUARY POP-UP SHOP LOCATIONS

Townsville

Centacare NQ
410 Ross River Road, Cranbrook, QLD 4814

Burdekin

Centacare NQ
2/143 Edwards Street, Ayr QLD 4807

Cloncurry

Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre
57 Sheaffe Street, Cloncurry QLD 4824

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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