Easing the pain of costly school supplies
AN IPSWICH church is providing a helping hand to families who are struggling financially to buy back-to-school supplies for their children.
Springfield Christian Family pastor Phil Cutcliffe is once again behind the push to help cash-strapped families buy books, stationary, school uniforms or shoes before school returns in a few weeks.
"This year, we are hoping to help families with cash vouchers, so that way families can use the money on things they really need," Mr Cutcliffe said.
"Many of the parents like to use the money on school fees and others need to buy new uniforms or school shoes."