Join our Friendship Bank Program
Your spare change can make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of Queenslanders with a disability.
The Friendship Bank tins have been part of our supporters’ lives for 68 years; thousands of caring Queenslanders still support us this way.
It’s simple - we give you a Friendship Bank money tin in which you can collect small change in your household, at your business or in the community.
By collecting your loose change, you’ll help to provide much needed funds for CPL’s children’s and adult’s services.
How does it work?
The Friendship Bank tin is a container for your loose change. If you’ve been sent a cardboard box this is simply an interim measure and a tin version will be dropped off to you as the team once again moves through your suburb.
Step 1: Simply place the tin in your home
Step 2: Put all your loose change in the tin
Step 3: We’ll call every 4-6 months to collect the tin’s contents
Step 4: Back to step one!
To register to become a Friendship Banker, simply fill out the registration below, once we receive your registration, we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for delivery of your tin.
The real change your small change makes
Your generosity helps young children with disability to find their voice. There is nothing a parent wants to hear more from their child than the words “I love you”.
For many Queensland families whose children are unable to speak due to disability, the journey to help their children voice these words is a long and complex one.
From 30 September to 3 October, children and teenagers with disabilities started this journey at CPL’s annual Camp Have a Chat.
Through a combination of therapy and fun, each child is given the opportunity to develop their communication abilities and express themselves.
To find out more about the program or to become a Friendship Banker get in touch with us today!
10-year-old Finley is one of those camp-goers.
At seven months old, Finley was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. His mum, Amanda, was told he would never ever walk, crawl or talk, and would never be able to assist himself in any of life’s most basic needs.
Before Camp Have a Chat, Finley had never ever seen anybody else having conversations using a communication device, something Amanda says was very powerful to experience.
“We really enjoyed seeing how people at the camp don’t let anything stand in their way because these communication devices allow them to talk to everybody.
“I can see now Finley can be anything he wants to be, and the way technology is these days, he’s not going to be held back.”
Support Queensland families who live with disability and sign up to become a Friendship banker today.