Greenbank RSL sub-branch, Greenbank Naval Association sub-section and Logan City Branch of the RAAF Association have donated a combined $5,500 to Boronia Heights State School to help disadvantaged students.
In 2015 the RSL sub-branch donated $4,000 to the school which helped 11 students, however this year the sum was increased after the combination of funds from the three organisations.
President of the Greenbank RSL sub-branch Gary Aldridge and vice president of the Greenbank Naval Association Brian Berry presented Boronia Heights State School principal Sue Clark with the donation late last month.
The program of donations is to demonstrate the RSL’s commitment to helping those in the community who may need assistance.
The school’s community support service identifies students who might otherwise be disadvantaged in a school population that includes a large component of indigenous students and Pacific Islanders, as well as recent arrivals into Australia from Europe and the Middle East, as well as children whose families may be doing it tough.
Greenbank RSL sub-branch publicity officer Brian Berry said this program shows that the RSL sub-branch is dedicated to benefiting of every member of the community and is working to demonstrate that the values that Australians embrace are worthy of the support of everyone.
The initial project began after discussions with councillor Laurie Smith who has been helping provide breakfast for students who may have been missing the most important meal of the day.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.