The craft group and other residents at Oak Tree Burpengary are continuously working to support communities in need.
The Village Manager recently saw a news report from a hospital in her old hometown of Wodonga asking for knitted beanies, booties and jackets for Premi Babies because stocks were very low.
The craft group were asked if they would like to help out and they took on the cause with enthusiasm! With knitting needles in hand, they produced many beautifully knitted garments which were sent in a large parcel to the Wodonga Hospital.
The hospital has since responded with a heartfelt thank you card and the Oak Tree residents were all very touched by the whole initiative – in fact, they are still knitting and the next parcel will be sent off to the Sunshine Coast Hospital for their Premi Unit!
A further sign of the generosity of the Burpengary residents was their response to the “Drought Angels” appeal. When the call went out, many residents contributed items to the Care Packs for families affected by drought and before long Reception was full to the brim with donations!
Kaye, who distributes these items, could not believe her eyes when she saw how much was donated. She said “it gave her shivers down the spine” and it was lovely to receive a thank you message from the Drought Angels.