Clubs Queensland is inching closer to reaching its $250,000 fundraising target to help communities severely impacted by recent natural disasters that have hit the Sunshine State.
Through the appeal, dubbed Operation ClubsCare, Clubs Queensland is asking community clubs to get involved. Some ways Clubs Queensland suggests clubs can get involved include allocating a percentage of all food and beverage sales, contributing $2 from every main meal sold, providing patrons with the option to round-up the price of their meal or drinks and donate the balance, or direct membership funds from any new member joining to the appeal.
According to Clubs Queensland, all funds will be distributed in full to The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, GIVIT, and Disaster Relief Australia to ensure direct support is provided to residential communities in need.
Clubs Queensland added members of all allocations will be notified once all fundraising efforts conclude.
Clubs Queensland chief executive Kelly Egan spoke to the devastation, highlighting that the Cookstown Bowls and the Palm Cove Surf Lifesaving Club were some of the most affected.
“More importantly, it’s the residential communities that have been the most impacted. Our job is to support whatever we can with the community effort. Clubs are in the community and that’s what we want to prove our worth to,” he said.
The appeal is running until mid-February.