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QLS staff answer call for festive donations

Queensland Law Society (QLS) staff are hoping to spread some Christmas cheer this year, taking part in the Basket Brigade Brisbane program.

The Society’s Charity and Volunteering Committee has registered QLS as a “Basket Buddy”, with employees rallying to donate grocery items for the charity to distribute to the needy across Greater Brisbane.

On two floors at QLS House, collection points have been set up for donations of brigade-nominated pantry staples including canned vegetables, pasta, rice, noodles, biscuits and long-life milk.

Committee acting chair Myles Waugh said the Basket Buddies program was chosen in a bid to help those struggling at this time of year, with each staff member invited to donate one item from a brigade-supplied shopping list.

QLS Charity and Volunteering Committee
members. Photo: Geoff McLeod

“We had such an enthusiastic and generous response from staff that within two days of starting the project, each item had been chosen by a staff member to purchase, and many had already delivered the item to us,” Myles said.

“It was so easy to participate and we encourage others to participate in programs like this because it allows us to help those in the community who need support, and it aligns with the profession’s values of respect, integrity and service.”

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The non-profit Brisbane Basket Brigade is part of a national charity run through the Magic Moments Foundation of Australia. It will distribute the baskets to individuals and families nominated by more than 70 grassroots charities, organisations and affiliated services.

For program details, visit the website.

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