Passing it on

One of the wonderful mother supported through our Brighter Futures program has decided to ‘pay it forward’ by collecting second hand school bags to donate to those in need.

As a mother of five, Nicole knows how hard it can be especially since the recent government cut of the Schoolkids Bonus.   “I’ve received a lot of help through Samaritans and this is a way for me to give a little bit back,”  she said.

Nicole is crusading for families to donate their pre-loved school bags to ease the back to school expense for families in need through her ‘Passing it on’ initiative.  All of the donations Nicole collects are being distributed to those who need it through Samaritans.

If you would like to support to this cause you can drop donations of school bags to Samaritans Retail Store in Wallsend (145 Nelson st, Wallsend).