While Easter celebrations may be over for another year, and many of us are relishing the extra-long weekend spent with family, friends and indulging in all of the chocolate – there are others in our community who didn’t get to enjoy the same luxuries this Easter.
Logan’s Hyperdome Shopping Centre has teamed up once again with local charity Friends with Dignity to help spread a little cheer to those who need it most, handing out hot cross buns by the hundred.
And while it may be a little delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions taking hold in Greater Brisbane, it’s hoped the small gesture will still bring a smile to the faces of locals to remind them they’re not alone.
Founded by locals Manuela and Darrell Whitford, Friends with Dignity is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of domestic violence and implements practical programs to assist survivors and rebuild their lives with purpose, dignity, and hope.
Armed with bags of freshly baked hot cross buns courtesy of Hyperdome’s Bakers Delight, Friends with Dignity is set out to visit the local crisis centres they work with on Tuesday 6th April to make a special delivery to the families and volunteers.
“Many of the local families we support through Friends with Dignity are homeless and facing great uncertainty and anxiety, having fled domestic violence situations with nowhere to turn.
“We are looking forward to visiting some of our local community members who are doing it particularly tough and taking a moment to enjoy a little Easter treat.”
The packs of hot cross buns will also go to the wonderful volunteers and staff who run these safe refuges.