Emma McBride, MP
Emma McBride has been an amazing supporter of the the We Care Connect Vulnerable Children Program since the beginning.
We first approached Emma asking if she would support our initial major donation drive for children’s items in May 2017 that we called May-B-Baby. Not only did Emma support us but also offered her office as a permanent drop off point from then on! This has been fantastic for us.
But more, Emma was our first May-B-Baby donor!
The first donation to We Care Uniting Toukley's ‘May-B Baby’ comes from my beautiful niece Ana!My office is a...Posted by Emma McBride MP, Federal Member for Dobell on Sunday, 30 April 2017
We Care Connect
Over 10,000 children live below the poverty line on the Central Coast! At the same time the Central Coast is a caring and sharing community who really want to help. We Care Connect enables this to happen.
We support disadvantaged children in our community by providing the clothes and equipment they need. Our program collects and sort community donations of pre-loved children’s items. We then give these donated items to families in need through the professional network of community centres and family support agencies.
Even more support
Emma spoke about We Care Connect (then know as We Care Uniting) in a speech to Federal Parliament in May 2017 https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fhansardr%2Fd376893a-a137-4f4f-8358-337edb90aa4b%2F0260;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2Fd376893a-a137-4f4f-8358-337edb90aa4b%2F0223%22
And again in Nov 2018 https://www.facebook.com/mcbrideemma/videos/570373413416073/?v=570373413416073
But more! Emma and her great team volunteered their time with us preparing personal packs that we give out to mums 💕 99% of what we receive and give out is for the kids. These personal packs, crammed with essentials and little luxuries are to give something special to mum as well 😍
Emma grew up in Wyong and worked at Wyong Hospital for almost 10 years.
Over this time Emma held the positions of chief pharmacist at Wyong Hospital and a deputy director of pharmacy for the Central Coast Local Health District.
As a specialist mental health pharmacist Emma is keen to draw on her background and training to help shape future mental health policy. Emma is also a strong advocate in Canberra to champion support for people caring for others.
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