Most of us know fellow workers, family members or friends who have had a breast cancer journey, or are facing it even now.
In recent years there have been a number of charities formed connected to breast cancer and many of these companies contribute to their nation-wide appeals. However, the majority of these groups focus on research or patient care with minimal assistance being given towards the "costs" encountered. Be Uplifted Inc is a volunteer-based charity fundraiser which helps breast cancer patients.
This breast cancer charity operates mainly on the north side of Brisbane, never turning away an applicant requesting support or assistance, and they are only limited in the support they can give by the funds that they currently have available.
They provide a variety of free support services including:
Counselling services for breast cancer patients and their families
Hairdressing services - providing chemo patients with a free haircut when they are losing their hair
"We Care" Hampers
Delivering Christmas Hampers to oncology wards at Christmas
Providing Drain Bags to local hospitals for lumpectomy and mastectomy patients
Our Crocheted Knockers
Breast Cancer resources and information
Arranging transport to treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation
Be Uplifted Inc's second Op Shop measures over 250 m2, and they have a huge range of quality second-hand clothing, retro and vintage fashions, as well as second-hand books, bric-a-brac and homemade crafts.
They have large fitting rooms and with easy to access displays, with a light and airy layout making this Zillmere charity store an enjoyable shopping experience!
Be Uplifted Inc's Zillmere Op Shop has the following:
Parking directly outside the main entrance
Disabled access ramp
Friendly staff willing to help with your queries
Wide aisles for comfortable wheelchair and pram access
A large selection of clothing for all the family, from infants, toddler, teens right through to women's clothing and accessories and even men's sportswear
Some great handmade items made by their volunteers, including quilts, heat bags, covered coat hangers, candles and more
Home-wares and seasonal bedding
Bric a brac including cushions, artwork, lamps, and other home decor items
A selection of succulents and pot plants
Be Uplifted Inc breast cancer awareness merchandise - here you will have the chance to collect information about breast cancer, talk to our volunteers about breast cancer treatment, or access any of their free resources for breast cancer patients