Both LiveLife Pharmacies and Lions Clubs share the goal of seeking to make a difference in the local community. The joint initiative ‘Care Packs for Those in Need’ was created to provide essential health care, personal care, beauty, and first aid items to people doing it tough in the community.
LiveLife Pharmacies throughout Queensland, as well as their wonderful network of suppliers, donated over $30,000 worth of products to stock the care packs. Tewantin Noosa Lions Club members then worked tirelessly to fill hundreds of the care packs with essential items. The Lions Clubs then delivered the packs throughout Queensland, with a focus on ensuring the packs went to the people who needed them most. This included people living on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa, to small country towns, out west, and in Far North Queensland.
Sunny Kids is a Sunshine Coast-based charity dedicated to helping individuals and families by providing counselling and guidance, emergency accommodation, and vital support to those who need it most. A large number of care packs have been presented to Sunny Kids, to help the many men, women and children that they support.
The Tewantin Noosa Lions Club Coordinator for the project, Michael Roach commented: “Our Tewantin Noosa Lions Club is excited about this partnership with LiveLife Pharmacy and the involvement of their many Pharmacies throughout Queensland. From our earlier partnership some years back, our Club received many emotional emails from recipients expressing gratitude for the items received when funds and crisis had impacted daily living for them and their children. We are also seeking other community-minded people to come and join us with these rewarding Lions Projects”.
The CEO of LiveLife Pharmacies, Clint Coker stated; “I welcome this partnership with Lions given the fantastic work they do in the many communities they serve throughout Queensland. This is LiveLife Pharmacy’s second joint venture with Lions and we are very happy to again contribute to their worthy humanitarian assistance program on behalf of not just the communities we serve directly but those most in need. We would like to thank our suppliers, and participating LiveLife Pharmacy stores throughout Queensland, who together donated to this worthy cause. LiveLife Pharmacy is proud to support various community organisations and initiatives as a part of its Community Support Program (more information about this program can be found at www.livelifepharmacy.com).”
Alex Comino, Service Team Leader for Sunny Kids said; “These care packs go along way for the women and children experiencing hardship that struggle to maintain access to these everyday essentials. Shampoos, Conditioners, sanitary products and a few little luxuries for much needed self-care. It was amazing to see so many families benefit directly. Thank you LiveLife Pharmacies, Thank you Tewantin Noosa Lions Club, We are so very grateful. ”
LiveLife Pharmacies and Lions Clubs look forward to partnering more with Sunny Kids in the future.