Share the Love with community six

Published 6:00am 30 April 2023

Share the Love with community six
Words by Nick Crockford

Mango Hill Marketplace will ‘Share the Love’ next month and support local service groups which play such a key role in the community.

During May the shopping centre will give six organisations the chance to share $5000 as a “thank you for their ongoing contribution and commitment to our community”.

The six are: YMCA Op Shop, Mango Hill Progress AssociationLions Club of North Lakes, Buzy Bees Playgroup, Sweet Peanuts and Zonta.

Details of all six are at the bottom of this story.

Customers at Mango Hill Marketplace can vote for their favourite community group during May by putting sales dockets in an entry box. 

Also through centre’s website, which will put those casting a vote into the draw for a chance to win one of five $100 gift vouchers.

The Community group with most votes, online and receipts, will win a $2000 gift voucher to be used for a local cause.

At the end of the campaign, receipts and online votes will be added up and winners announced. All participants will share in the $5000 pool.

“If you are not aware of these organisations now is the perfect time to discover more, check out our Facebook page for further information,” JLL’s Regional Marketing Manager, ISPT, Setareh Ferdousian said.

“We encourage you to Share the Love and help make our community even more special just by making your docket count.”

The team at the YMCA Op Shop in Mango Hill

YMCA Op Shop

"Our YMCA Op Shop Mango Hill has become a special part of this community since opening in August 2020. 

"We have an amazing team of 25 dedicated local volunteers who are the heart and soul of our shop.

"We receive 50-70 bags of donations daily, and in turn the community benefits from access to quality, affordable, new and recycled second-hand goods, plus the bonus of reducing the area’s waste footprint.

"Proceeds from our Y Op Shops directly support YMCA’s free School Breakfast Program and YMCA Cancer Survivor Program."

Share the Love with community six
Mango Hill Progress Association's mud army cleaning up after last year's flood

Mango Hill Progress Association

"Since 1986 our association has successfully lobbied all levels of government on issues of community interest.

"We are proud to have initiated and developed the facilities in Danzy Buchanan Park (Kinsellas Rd West) with help of government programs.

"Manage the operations of the Mango Hill Community Centre (hall, tennis court, basketball court).

"We are widely respected for our local events such as Skate (Family) Nights, annual Christmas Carols and fundraising activities for this community and charitable organisations. 

"We encourage residents in Mango Hill and North Lakes to take an interest in their community and contribute as volunteers in activities run by the Association."

Members of the North Lakes Lions

Lions Club of North Lakes

"We are a proud club of about 35 members focused on serving our community. Our focus areas are youth opportunities, childhood cancer, vision, hunger and diabetes.

"With Lions, 100 per cent of all funds raised are donated back into the community, helping residents of all ages overcome challenges and live better lives.

"Our fundraising activities include: Mentorship for youth; Bunning’s barbecues; Lions Christmas Cakes and Pudding sales; Trivia Nights."

Busy Bees Playgroup at Mango Hill

Buzy Bees Playgroup, Mango Hill

"Buzy Bees is a community play group aiming to provide a safe and friendly environment for mums and bubs to get together to learn, do experiments, free play, arts and crafts and have a chat about parenthood over a cup of coffee!

"It’s a great place to meet other mums and share and learn from your experiences. Parenting isn’t easy, but play time can be!

"We rely solely on donations to run our support network for parents."

Sweet Peanuts

Sweet Peanuts

"Sweet Peanuts is a community-centric social enterprise that educates and enables friends and family to provide support to bereaved parents that have had a miscarriage or pregnancy loss, by way of a warm, personalised gift.

"Our purpose is to help families cope during difficult times.

"From the sale of packages and items someone can gift, we are able fund and donate care packages to our partnered hospitals and clinics.

"These packages are passed on to bereaved women and parents experiencing the trauma and grief of a miscarriage, making the connection and filling one of the many gaps in support."

Members at a Brisbane Roar Domestic Violence Awareness match

Zonta

"Zonta stands for women’s rights. We shall not rest until women’s rights are recognised as human rights.

"We advocate for equality, education and an end to child marriage and gender-based violence. 

"Zonta says No to violence against women and girls. Our members Build a Better World through their actions of service and advocacy for women's rights.

"Today, Zonta International is a global organisation of more than 27,000 individuals at 1133 Zonta clubs in 62 countries.

"In 2019, we celebrated our 100th anniversary and milestones that made us the organisation we are today."

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