THE TEAM: Liz Harvey, Christie Jacobs, Shianne Butler and Carmen Evans from Helping Hands.
THE TEAM: Liz Harvey, Christie Jacobs, Shianne Butler and Carmen Evans from Helping Hands. Sam Flanagan

Milestone reached but there's more to do

A VITAL local charity is celebrating a milestone, with the Helping Hands Dollar Boutique store marking six months of assisting struggling families.

Manager of the facility Carmen Evans said it's been a fantastic opening period.

"We've started to reach out to smaller communities around us like Jandowae, Tara and Chinchilla,” Mrs Evans said.

"We also work closely with a couple of other charities in town.

"The Crisis Centre sends their DV victims to us so we can help them.”

Helping Hands not only provide emergency food boxes and clothes, they also assist with furniture, linen, toys, baby setup, high school formals and school needs.

"We wanted to set it up for all families not just families who can afford to buy things,” Mrs Evans said.

"Long term the goal is to just expand our current service.”

Helping Hands donation bins are available at Coles and outside of Waminda. The Dollar Boutique store store is located on 4 Loam St, Dalby.


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