Charity to host pop-up stationery shop before school resumes

Published 5:00am 4 January 2024

Charity to host pop-up stationery shop before school resumes
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Families struggling with the cost of back-to-school supplies will have the chance to fill their children’s backpacks for a fraction of the price at an upcoming open day hosted by Queensland charity Stationery Aid.

For the first time ever, members of the public will have the opportunity to shop a wide range of renewed educational resources, school stationery, teaching resources, office supplies, craft items, gifts and more at the pop-up stationery shop.

Held over three big days from January 12-14, the open day will ensure all children start the new school year with everything they need to complete their lessons.

Stationery Aid co-founding director Alison Schutt is hoping for a big turnout across the three days.

“We invite the community to join us for a unique opportunity to shop our huge range of low-cost, renewed educational resources and office supplies,” Alison says.

“This event promises to be more than a traditional open-day or market experience – it’s a chance to support a cause that directly supports our community while finding some bargains on creative supplies and educational resources.

“It is also a unique opportunity for the community to get involved in our initiative to remove stationery from landfill and reuse it for school booklists.

“All proceeds from this event will directly fund our mission to provide sustainable education resources for students in need.”

Event details

Stationery Aid’s open days will be held from:

Date: Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 14

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: The Green Shed at James Drysdale Reserve, 2 Pine Hills Dr, Bunya.

Charity to host pop-up stationery shop before school resumes

About Stationery Aid

Stationery Aid is a volunteer-based organisation that collects, sorts, cleans, renews and donates excess and used education resources to disadvantaged students across Moreton Bay, Brisbane and other regions in Queensland.

It was founded in 2020 by Alison and Jan Schutt, who realised there was a need to collect excess and perfectly usable school stationery to prevent it from going to landfill.

Stationery Aid do this by preparing yearly school booklists that are packed by volunteers using donated stationery.

These school booklists are then distributed to disadvantaged families who would otherwise not be able to start the new school year with the required supplies for learning.

For more information about Stationery Aid, visit their website.


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