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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 2022, see the bottom of this page for locations and times for Townsville, Burdekin, Mount Isa and Cloncurry.

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.

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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 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 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? Contact Steve to request a partnership proposal or chat about how your business could collaborate with us to support School Savvy NQ in 2021/22.

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

Townsville

School Savvy NQ branded donation bins are located inside the following venues.

Centacare NQ
410 Ross River Road, Cranbrook, QLD 4814

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

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 Deeragun
Shop 3, 12 Deeragun Road, Deeragun QLD 4818

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

Burdekin

School Savvy NQ branded donation bins can be found inside the following venues.

Centacare NQ
2/143 Edwards Street, Ayr QLD 4807

Vinnies Ayr (coming soon)
83 Queens Street, Ayr QLD 4807

Cloncurry

School Savvy NQ branded donation bins can now be found inside the following venues.

Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre
57 Sheaffe Street, Cloncurry QLD 4824

Vinnies Cloncurry  (coming soon)
44 Ramsey Street, Cloncurry QLD 4824

Mount Isa

School Savvy NQ branded donation bins are located inside the following venues.

Centacare NQ (coming soon)
80 Short Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825

Centacare NQ (coming soon)
5 Miles Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825

Vinnies Mount Isa (coming soon)
10 Miles Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825

School Savvy NQ made possible with support from our partners:

20/21 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