Event 190118: MBA School Holiday Clinics – 20th Dec 2018 and 18th Jan 2019

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Event 190201: Roma Toy Library – Launching in February 2019

Roma Toy Library

 

The Roma Toy Library, will be launching in Feb 2019, offering families of all income levels free access to a library of high-quality educational toys on loan to children aged 0-5 years.

We are volunteer-based and funded through donations, and we are looking for a few items to help us finalise the launch. If you can help source any of the following, we would be so grateful!

  1. A laminating machine and laminating pouches
  2. Plastic storage crates of all sizes
  3. Poster display board or bulletin board on wheels (see image below for example; a whiteboard on wheels would also work)

We also accept donations of good used toys, ranging from wooden toys to outdoor gross motor toys. Categories include sand play, water play, musical play, pretend play, pretend play (eg animal figurines, doll houses, dress up clothes, pretend food), outdoor gross motor play (eg tricycles, see-saws, skipping rope), fine motor play (eg threading wooden beads, wooden blocks), play with words (eg finger puppets, themed puzzles).

General guidelines for donated toys:

  1. Favour natural materials where possible. These are often more durable than plastic and provide a more varied tactile experience for children.
  2. Toys must durable enough (i.e. of high enough quality) to withstand repeated use by multiple families over the years.
  3. Favour toys that are ‘passive’ and allow the child to play actively. This means usually avoiding electronic or battery-operated toys.

Monetary donations can also be made at https://www.gofundme.com/roma-toy-library.

If you can help with any of the above, we would be so grateful! Please contact Nat Cooksley on 0448177797 or on the Roma Toy Library Facebook page.

 


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Roma Grind

Roma Grind

Address: Shop 4 Westlands Plaza
Phone: 0746 221 198
Open:  Monday to Friday 6.30 – 5.00
               Saturday – 7.00 – 1.30
              Sunday – Closed

Roma Grind is a large coffee shop located in the only shopping plaza in Roma. We offer the following for families with young ones:

Highchair and booster seats

Lounge for breast/baby feeding

Kids size milk shakes and juices

Babyccinos

Soft serve ice-cream’s and Sundaes

Spiders

Simple sandwiches e.g. Vegemite, cheese, ham

For the grownups we offer a wide range of food for take away or dine in, breakfast, morning and afternoon tea and lunch and anything in between.

Roma Grind users the “Crema” Blend from Grinders Roasting Company. We do all your favourite coffee’s like Flat whites, Cappuccino and Latte’s but also cater for the extreme coffee lover with Vienna’s, Piccolo Latte’s, RI stretto’s, Macchiato and the very delicious Affogato which is Two shots of Grinders Crema Espresso served on top of our soft serve ice-cream.

Facebook Page: Roma Grind


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Inger Rice Foundation – Grants for supporting children/family relationships

Inger Rice Foundation

Ongoing grants of amounts up to $5,000 are available through the program that seeks to fund incorporated organisations involved with supporting relationships between young children and their families/carers, in particular, children from pre-birth to primary school entry (0-5) within Australia.  Eligible activities include: Early intervention programs, Family support programs, Resources, Training required for implementation of programs, Eligible applicants include incorporated organisations. For more information contact the program administrator Ph 0438 897 933 email:  inger.rice.foundation@gmail.com  or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.


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Anglicare Southern Queensland – Children & Parenting Programs

Anglicare

 

 

 

Children & Parenting Programs – Facilitated by a team of Social Workers.  This service has been designed to provide early intervention support for families with children from ages 0 – 12. The service provides In-Home Support and runs groups for parents, children and families.  We also support the local area to enhance the sense of a child and family friendly community.

 

Anglicare Children and Parenting Programs

Anglicare Children and Parenting Programs 2

For more information:

P:  (07) 4620 4000

W: Anglicare Southern Queensland

F: Anglicare Southern Queensland


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The Courier Mail Children’s Fund

The Courier Mail Children’s Fund
Offering financial support to charitable organisations throughout Queensland to help
them meet the needs of children with special needs, matching funds raised by
successful applicants. Eligible organisations must be registered Australian charities
endorsed as deductible gift recipients (but not another ancillary fund). Deductible Gift Recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1of the Table in Section 30.15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1936. Eligible activities include financial assistance for: – Mobility and learning aids. – Recreational and respite programs. – New technologies. – Medical equipment. – Educational equipment and assistance. There are no minimum or maximum funding amounts specified. This program is open on an ongoing basis.

Website: The Courier Mail Children’s Fund

 

 


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Roma Domestic Family Violence Refuge and Mobile Outreach Service – Save the Children – Carinya

Save the Children

 

“Roma Domestic and Family Violence Refuge and Outreach Service”

We can assist women and children to obtain safe and affordable housing in Roma or elsewhere. We complete risk assessments and safety planning. We offer support and counselling not only to women that are escaping domestic and family violence, but also to women that choose to stay in their relationships. We can be reached 24/7 on 0429 116 144.


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