What is School Savvy CQ?

School Savvy CQ is an annual back to school resources initiative aimed at children and families who are in need of financial assistance.

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Offering second-hand uniforms and essential booklist stationery at extremely low cost, families and children struggling to cope with the rising cost of back-to-school are welcome to purchase what they need regardless of their financial circumstances. School Savvy pop-up shops open across the Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg regions in January of each year, and all items within the School Savvy CQ pop-up shops are generally priced between $1 – $5.

With a focus on promoting inclusiveness, School Savvy CQ does not apply any eligibility criteria to access the service. Pop-up shops operate on an honesty policy, where attendees are asked to simply respect the program as one that supports people who are struggling financially. In the spirit of School Savvy, people are encouraged to always consider others and take only what they need.

With the costs of everyday living steadily increasing each year, School Savvy CQ is proud to offer an alternative option to children starting their school year without the resources they so desperately need. No child should ever be denied an education, especially for reasons completely outside of their control such as facing financial hardship.

School Savvy CQ aims to ensure that every child has access to the basic resources that they need to succeed at school.

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