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Community & Business

29 July, 2021

Community donation from Community Funerals

DAYS for Girls Mareeba has been given a boost after Community Funerals donated $500 towards their efforts constructing hygiene kits for disadvantaged girls.

By Rhys Thomas

Days for Girls Mareeba has been given a boost after Community Funerals donated money and materials for their hygiene kits.

DAYS for Girls Mareeba has been given a boost after Community Funerals donated $500 towards their efforts constructing hygiene kits for disadvantaged girls. 

As part of Community Funerals Community Spirit Program, they donate money and/ or resources to local community groups like Days for Girls. 

Days for Girls hand make reusable, washable hygiene kits for girls in underdeveloped countries to use with one pack having a lifespan of up to three years. 

Owner/director of Community Funerals Stephen Oldham said that the kits the women at Days for Girls make are amazing and indispensable for the girls who need them. 

“Days for Girls do amazing work and I am so impressed,” he said.

“This Community Spirit Program we set up is about supporting local organisations which are reaching out.

“All of these lovely local ladies that making these kits, will never see the girls or rarely and yet they work so hard to produce these amazing kits.” 

Days for Girls Mareeba Team Leader Lesa Moro was overwhelmed when she found out about the donation and was very grateful. 

“It feels amazing, because we don’t go out asking for money donations,” she said.

“Word of mouth got back to Stephen and the crew and I got the phone call. 

“The money has been very well received and we are extremely grateful.” 

Community Funerals has offered to become a drop off point for Days for Girls, anyone with appropriate materials is more than welcome to come in and drop some off.

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